[tor-bugs] #3587 [Tor Bridge]: Accounting should work with pluggable transports

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#3587: Accounting should work with pluggable transports
 Reporter:  asn         |          Owner:                  
     Type:  defect      |         Status:  new             
 Priority:  normal      |      Milestone:  Tor: unspecified
Component:  Tor Bridge  |        Version:                  
 Keywords:              |         Parent:  #3591           
   Points:              |   Actualpoints:                  

Comment(by nickm):

 > Our current answer is doing accounting and rate-limiting directly on the
 pluggable transport proxy binary

 Yup.  I think this will have to do for 0.2.3.x.

 > My suggestion would be to have tor using the Extended OR Port transmit
 real-time accounting/rate-limiting information to the proxy. IIRC you
 don't like the idea of the Extended OR Port maintaining a continuous
 relationship with the proxy, and you want the Extended OR Port restricted
 to carrying data after the initial negotiation.

 This would definitely need specification.

 I think the right way to do it, if we need continuous feedback between the
 plugin and Tor, is to have the Extended OR port's role here be limited to
 establishing an identifier for each connection, so that Tor can tell the
 plugin about connections out-of-band.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/3587#comment:5>
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