This project aims to improve the overall distribution of Tor Bridges.

This includes working to improve the robustness, scalability, and maintainability of the distribution systems. It also includes the development of more secure and user-friendly mechanisms for bridge distribution. Without this essential work, much of the Tor Project’s efforts in the area of censorship circumvention would be unusable. Bridges (or Bridge Relays) are entry points into the Tor network that aren’t listed publicly (and therefore they are not easily discoverable or known). They decrease the ability to block access and also enhance privacy. Even if an authoritative government aims to filter or block the connection to all publicly known Tor entry points, they most likely won’t be able to block all the non-public bridges since they are not openly known or distributed. The addition of bridges to Tor represents a step forward in the circumvention and blocking resistance race.