Bug#721845: ITP: flashproxy -- ephemeral browser-based pluggable transport for Tor
Owner: Ximin Luo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : flashproxy
Version : 1.2
Upstream Author : David Fifield <email@example.com>
* URL : http://crypto.stanford.edu/flashproxy/
* License : MIT
Description : ephemeral browser-based pluggable transport for Tor
Flash proxies are a new way of providing access to a censorship circumvention system such as Tor. A flash proxy is a miniature proxy that runs in a web browser. It checks for clients that need access, then conveys data between them and a Tor relay.
Tor has bridge relays, but in some cases even these can be blocked despite the fact that their addresses are handed out only a few at a time. The purpose of this project is to create many, generally ephemeral bridge IP addresses, with the goal of outpacing a censor's ability to block them. Rather than increasing the number of bridges at static addresses, we aim to make existing bridges reachable by a larger and changing pool of addresses.