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Revise 'Help improve Tor hidden services' project idea

George confirmed the idea's still relevant. Applying requested revisions.

Damian Johnson authored on30/01/2017 17:53:14
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     Likely Mentors: <i>George (asn), David Goulet (dgoulet)</i>
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     <br><br>
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     <p>
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-We're working on a revamp of the entire Tor hidden service design to
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-improve the security and reliability of the hidden service system.
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+The hidden services team is busy implementing <a
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+href="https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git/tree/proposals/224-rend-spec-ng.txt">proposal
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+224</a> but we are always open to mentoring fun and exciting hidden
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+service projects.
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     </p>
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     <p>
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-This is a big project: see
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-<a href="https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git/tree/proposals/224-rend-spec-ng.txt">proposal
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-224</a> for the latest design.  Are you interested in implementing some
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-part of that?
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+In the past, we've mentored a wide variety of projects related to hidden
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+services, ranging from <a
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+href="https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2016-April/010832.html">onion
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+search engines</a>, <a
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+href="https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2015-May/037966.html">to
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+scaling techniques for hidden services</a>,
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+and also various approaches
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+of making onion services more <a
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+href="https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2012-June/003588.html">usable</a>
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+<a href="https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2015-May/008826.html">by
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+common people</a>.
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     </p>
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     <p>
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-This is a very ambitious project, so we're deliberately not suggesting
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-particular sub-topics.  If you're interested in participating, try to
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-read and understand the <a
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-href="https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git/tree/rend-spec.txt">existing
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-design</a> and the design proposal for the new design, and then talk to
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-us about what part you want to work on.
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-    </p>
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-
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-    <p>
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-As part of the application process for this project, please contribute a
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-nontrivial patch to Tor -- ideally, one that will affect some part of
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-the codebase that you want to work on.
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+Let us know if you have a project you would like to work on, or check
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+our proposals and technical documents for <a
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+href="https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2016-October/011514.html">various</a>
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+ideas.
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     </p>
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     </li>
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