[tor-bugs] #3589 [Tor Bridge]: Advertise bridge pluggable transports using extra-info lines

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#3589: Advertise bridge pluggable transports using extra-info lines
 Reporter:  asn         |          Owner:                    
     Type:  defect      |         Status:  new               
 Priority:  normal      |      Milestone:  Tor: 0.2.3.x-final
Component:  Tor Bridge  |        Version:                    
 Keywords:              |         Parent:  #3591             
   Points:              |   Actualpoints:                    

Comment(by asn):

 Karsten told me that 'extra-info descriptors' are mainly used for
 statistics, third-party information, and generally things that clients
 should not be very interested at.
 Do we want to put the transport information in 'extra-info descriptors' or
 in regular relay descriptors? Clients fetching bridge descriptors that use
 transports will probably almost always be interested in the transports.

 Karsten also told me that bridgedb doesn't even support parsing of extra-
 info descriptors at the moment.

 I don't have strong opinions on this, since I know almost nothing about
 the directory format design decisions.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/3589#comment:3>
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