[or-cvs] add a whole lot more work to the todo.
arma at seul.org
arma at seul.org
Sat Jul 15 05:53:43 UTC 2006
Update of /home/or/cvsroot/tor/doc
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add a whole lot more work to the todo.
RCS file: /home/or/cvsroot/tor/doc/TODO,v
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@@ -81,7 +81,29 @@ R - remember the last time we saw one
- Have a "Faster" status flag that means it. Fast2, Fast4, Fast8?
+ - A more efficient dir protocol.
+ - Clients stop dumping old descriptors if the network-statuses
+ claim they're still valid.
+ - Later, servers will stop generating new descriptors simply
+ because 18 hours have passed.
+ - Authorities should fetch the network-statuses amongst each
+ other, consensus them, and advertise a communal network-status.
+ This is not so much for safety/complexity as it is to reduce
+ bandwidth requirements for Alice.
+ - How does this interact with our goal of being able to choose
+ your own dir authorities? I guess we're now assuming that all
+ dir authorities know all the other authorities in their "group"?
+ - Should we also look into a "delta since last network-status
+ checkpoint" scheme, to reduce overhead further?
+ - Extend the "r" line in network-status to give a set of buckets (say,
+ comma-separated) for that router.
+ - Buckets are deterministic based on IP address.
+ - Then clients can choose a bucket (or set of buckets) to
+ download and use.
- Critical but minor bugs, backport candiates.
+ - If the client's clock is too far in the past, it will drop (or
+ just not try to get) descriptors, so it'll never build circuits.
R - Failed rend desc fetches sometimes don't get retried.
- If we fail to connect via an exit enclave, (warn and) try again
without demanding that exit node.
@@ -127,6 +149,8 @@ M - rewrite how libevent does select()
N - Exitlist should avoid outputting the same IP address twice.
N - Write path-spec.txt
+ - Break the dir v1 stuff out of tor-spec.txt into dir-spec-v1.txt,
+ and change the new dir-spec.txt to dir-spec-v2.txt.
- Tell people about OSX Uninstaller
@@ -148,6 +172,12 @@ Topics to think about during 0.1.2.x dev
- Figure out hidden services.
Minor items for 0.1.2.x as time permits.
+ - We should ship with a list of stable dir mirrors -- they're not
+ trusted like the authorities, but they'll provide more robustness
+ and diversity for bootstrapping clients.
+ - Rate limit exit connections to a given destination -- this helps
+ us play nice with websites when Tor users want to crawl them; it
+ also introduces DoS opportunities.
- The bw_accounting file should get merged into the state file.
- Streamline how we define a guard node as 'up'.
- Better installers and build processes.
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