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Name: obfs4
Homepage: https://gitweb.torproject.org/pluggable-transports/obfs4.git/
https://github.com/Yawning/obfs4
Why? Necessary to make Tor work in areas where access to the Tor network is blocked.
Open Source: yes
Source: https://github.com/Yawning/obfs4/archive/obfs4proxy-0.0.7.tar.gz
Description: Obfs4 is an obfuscation protocol designed to circumvent DPI-based censorship. It incorporates ideas and concepts from Philipp Winter's ScrambleSuit protocol. The obfs naming was chosen primarily because it was shorter. In terms of protocol ancestery obfs4 is much closer to ScrambleSuit than obfs2/obfs3. Information on ScrambleSuit can be found here: https://www.cs.kau.se/philwint/scramblesuit/

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I won't be able to connect to Tor in China without this package. Would it be okay to get this one included?

Tor is useless without obfs4proxy in countries where Government blocks free Internet (Where the tor is actually needed more!)

DataDrake closed this task as Wontfix.Jul 12 2018, 7:02 PM
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Last release was 2 years ago. DOA.

Dan733 added a subscriber: Dan733.Sep 10 2021, 7:19 PM

It's true that this package is only sporadically updated (looks like last commit was 9 months ago). However, I want to reiterate A-Shahbazi's point and say that without this package there is no point in using Solus in a repressive country. I will be taking a trip to China soon and won't be able to use Solus while I'm there because I won't be able to access Tor. Adding this package will literally make Solus more accessible to billions of people.