suggest trustworthy, https, stable, busy web servers for sdwdate

Update:

We are not looking for https servers anymore because we want to switch to onion servers. See also:
https://phabricator.whonix.org/T131

Old blog post for historic purposes below.

TLDR:

What web servers do you consider trustworthy, to take great care of their visitors’ privacy, that are stable and that get great amounts of traffic, and most important, support https (ssl)?

Post in the comments below or in the forums. We need at least 26 more servers.

Full:

Up to Whonix 8, sdwdate used a similar design as Tails does with respect to how it gets the network time.

The old design summary goes like this.

The sdwdate pools used by Whonix are based on stable and reliable webservers that get great amounts of traffic

They are categorized into three different pools according to their members’ relationship to the members in the other pools; any member in a one pool should be unlikely to share logs (or other identifying data), or to agree to send fake time information, with a member from the other pools. The pools are as follows:

– The “pal” pool are run by groups that are likely to take great care of their visitors’ privacy.
– The “foe” pool are managed by adversaries of the “pal” pool.
– The “neutral” pool members have a neutral raltionship to both the “pal” and “foe” pool.

Basically, sdwdate picks three random servers – one from each pool, and then builds the [average (Whonix 8 bug)] [mediate (Whonix 9)] of the three advertised dates.

It has been discussed and concluded by Whonix developers, that contacting neutral and/or foe servers and asking for their opinion what time it currently is, is non-ideal.

In Whonix 9, we want to only connect to servers of the “pal” type for network time.

The purpose of this blog post is to ask Whonix users, to suggest suitable web servers.

What web servers do you consider trustworthy, to take great care of their visitors’ privacy, that are stable and that get great amounts of traffic, and most important, support https (ssl)?

(The whole discussion about network time synchronization in anonymity centric distributions is off topic in this thread, but can be found here [link] and you could open separate threads to discuss other aspects.)

Please post your suggestions in the forums:
https://www.whonix.org/forum/index.php/topic,504

Or in the comments below.

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Patrick Schleizer
Developer and maintainer at Whonix
Patrick started developing Whonix, the Anonymous Operating System in 2012, when quickly others joined efforts. He collected experiences working pseudonymous on Whonix for two years, enjoys collaboratively working on privacy preserving software.

Patrick started developing Whonix, the Anonymous Operating System in 2012, when quickly others joined efforts. He collected experiences working pseudonymous on Whonix for two years, enjoys collaboratively working on privacy preserving software.

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