[tor-commits] [metrics-db/master] Add new @type for hidden service descriptors.

karsten at torproject.org karsten at torproject.org
Mon Oct 12 07:30:39 UTC 2015

commit c53d777bd209732760908807f05d1a90493aba9b
Author: Karsten Loesing <karsten.loesing at gmx.net>
Date:   Mon Oct 12 09:28:34 2015 +0200

    Add new @type for hidden service descriptors.
    Suggested by atagar.  Descriptors of this @type are not archive by
    CollecTor, but libraries like Stem that support parsing many of the
    descriptors listed on CollecTor also support parsing this type, so it
    makes sense to list it here.
    Implements #15009.
 web/formats.html |   33 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 33 insertions(+)

diff --git a/web/formats.html b/web/formats.html
index 222fb8f..84a4a99 100644
--- a/web/formats.html
+++ b/web/formats.html
@@ -374,6 +374,39 @@ file to reduce the number of files.
 <div class="box">
+<a name="hidden-service-descriptors"></a>
+<h2>Tor hidden service descriptors <a
+Tor hidden services make it possible for users to hide their locations
+while offering various kinds of services, such as web publishing or an
+instant messaging server.
+A hidden service assembles a hidden service descriptor to make its service
+available in the network.
+This descriptor gets stored on hidden service directories and can be
+retrieved by hidden service clients.
+Hidden service descriptors are not formally archived, but some libraries
+support parsing these descriptors when obtaining them from a locally
+running Tor instance.
+<h3>Hidden service descriptors
+<span class="type-annotation"><tt>@type hidden-service-descriptor
+Hidden service descriptors contain all details that are necessary for
+clients to connect to a hidden service.
+Despite the version number being 1.0, these descriptors are part of the
+version 2 hidden service protocol.
+</div> <!-- box -->
+<div class="box">
 <a name="bridge-pool-assignments"></a>
 <h2>BridgeDB's bridge pool assignments
 <a href="#bridge-pool-assignments">#</a></h2>

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