[guardian-dev] NetCipher: How Do I Know That It Is Working?

Nathan of Guardian nathan at guardianproject.info
Mon Feb 15 10:52:47 EST 2016

On Sun, Feb 14, 2016, at 09:56 AM, Mark Murphy wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 14, 2016, at 09:45, Nathan of Guardian wrote:
> > We can add a helper function called
> > makeSureIAmReallyUsingTor() that hits that and verifies the response.
> > Does that work from your perspective, Mark?
> I agree that developers (and users) could use that. However, given
> NetCipher's current scope, implementing it is something that developers
> themselves need to do. You can't request that URL without a
> fully-configured HTTP client stack, and that's something that developers
> need to set up today.

Right. I think support HttpUrlConnection would be good, either as sample
code, or through a method you can pass your instance to. 

> Now, if we envision a future NetCipher that has packaged integrations
> tying it to popular Android HTTP client stacks (e.g., HttpURLConnection,
> Apache's independent HttpClient packaging, OkHttp, Volley), those
> integrations could offer such a method. The developer configures the
> integration, calls the validation method, and proceeds from there.

Yes. Let's envision that, and realize that!

  Nathan of Guardian
  nathan at guardianproject.info

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