[tor-bugs] #11043 [Tor]: Improve the "You should enable Extended ORPort" log message.

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Sun Mar 2 13:31:35 UTC 2014

#11043: Improve the "You should enable Extended ORPort" log message.
     Reporter:  asn     |      Owner:
         Type:  task    |     Status:  new
     Priority:  normal  |  Milestone:  Tor: 0.2.5.x-final
    Component:  Tor     |    Version:
   Resolution:          |   Keywords:  tor-bridge tor-pt
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Comment (by asn):

 How about this new message:
 We use pluggable transports but the Extended ORPort is disabled. Tor
 and your pluggable transport proxy communicate with each other via the
 Extended ORPort so it is suggested you enable it: it will also allow
 your Bridge to collect statistics about its clients that use pluggable
 transports.  Use the ExtORPort torrc option to enable it (e.g. set
 'ExtORPort auto').
 It's not a great improvement but at least it explains how to enable the
 Extended ORPort.

 If we want to do it better, we could make an informative page about
 Extended ORPort somewhere around https://www.torproject.org/docs
 /pluggable-transports , mention the URL in the log message and point
 people there. You think it's worth it?

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