Arti 1.1.0 is released: Anti-censorship support!

by nickm | November 30, 2022

Arti is our ongoing project to create an next-generation Tor client in Rust. In September, we released Arti 1.0.0, our first stable release. Now we're announcing the next feature release, Arti 1.1.0.

Arti 1.1.0's claim to fame is its support for Tor's anti-censorship features: You can now use Arti with bridges and pluggable transports! (We have tested it with obfs4proxy and snowflake.)

Though it may only take a few lines to describe, achieving this goal has required a large amount of work over the past months. For a complete list of all the changes that we needed to make, have a look at our CHANGELOG.

These features are still very new, so there are likely to be bugs, and the user experience may not yet be optimal. (In particular, there are a bunch of spurious warnings and error messages in the logs.) Nonetheless, we believe that the quality of these features is good enough to be used. When you find bugs, please report them on our bugtracker. You can request an account or report a bug anonymously.

For more information on using Arti, see our top-level README, and the documentation for the arti binary. For (draft) information on how to use bridges with Arti, see our bridges HOWTO.

Thanks to everybody who has helped with this release, including Alexander Færøy, arnabanimesh, breezykermo, Dimitris Apostolou, EliTheCoder, Emil Engler, Gabriel de Perthuis, Jim Newsome, Reylaba, and Trinity Pointard.

Also, our deep thanks to Zcash Community Grants for funding the development of Arti!


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