Welcome to the blog tracking the Fenrir project
This blog will be used to track and -why not- discuss all the choices, design features and advancements of the project, so you might find both technical posts and random thoughts.
|2018-01-26||Services||connect the authentication to the services|
RaptorQ tunnel error correction
Since this blog is less used than I would like to, I have decided to start writing about the other projects I am working on, all somehow connected to the Fenrir Project.
So I will start writing about libRaptorQ
and Tyr (not public yet).
Both these projects are related to error correction, and while libRaptorQ will be used in Fenrir, but I will talk about Tyr in a second post.
QUIC middleboxes encryption
The short version is that protocols that encrypt everything make debugging more difficult, and middleboxes can’t do their job anymore.
Let’s look into the details of these claims… (Read More)
Handshakes Fenrir stateless
While re-implementing the full-security handshake in the rewrite of libFenrir, I came across the old problem of stateful vs stateless handshakes, and what it means for (D)DOS attacks.
After thinking about it for a while, let me introduce you to a slight modification of the full-security handshake to have the best world of bot stateful and stateless handshakes.
We will go through various design, and quickly analyze various solutions from TCP to minimaLT.… (Read More)
Fenrir proverif proof
Formal proofs are nice. Programs like proverif are even nicer, because they do the work for you.
It means that we have a way to check for the correctness of our model, independently from our implementation.
…But what happens when there is a mistake in the formal proof?
And how do we fix it?
What is happening? Has the project stalled?
Not really, I’m just working behind the scenes.
Since you might also like some kind of report, I added a section “currently working on” on the blog page.… (Read More)
Update Fenrir paper ITA-SEC
I submitted a paper highlighting Fenrir to a security conference ITA-SEC.
The paper was rejected. Let’s see why and what it meas for the Fenrir project.
TLDR: no big deal, keep working.… (Read More)
A lot of time passed, what happened?
I have not been slacking, but I have not been working much on Fenrir lately.
That’s because a lot of work has been done in libRaptorQ, that Fenrir will use.
Our ideas differ, so let’s analyze the problem.… (Read More)
I finally had some time to better think about multicast transmission and better analyze the problem. And I think I have a solution.… (Read More)
I finally finished my master thesis, and the result can be found here.
Feel free to look at it to better understand the Fenrir protocol.… (Read More)