[tbb-bugs] #25078 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Change app.update.url to point to onion service

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#25078: Change app.update.url to point to onion service
 Reporter:  cypherpunks               |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
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Comment (by teor):

 Replying to [ticket:25078 cypherpunks]:
 > As of TBB 7.5, app.update.url points to https://aus1.torproject.org .
 Wouldn't it be more sensible for the Tor Project to point automatic
 updates of its software to services it operates ''inside'' of the Tor
 network that it maintains? Metrics could also benefit. The onion service
 of aus1 is listed on onion.torproject.org.

 Downloads would be slower, and put more load on the network, because the
 torproject onion services are not single onion services. Migration is
 blocked on #21117.

 Replying to [comment:1 cypherpunks]:
 > A next-generation v3 onion service would be preferable to the v2 one on

 I think there is a ticket for torproject to run v3 onion services as well,
 but I can't find it.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/25078#comment:2>
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