[tor-commits] [tor/master] Restore documentation for approved-routers

nickm at torproject.org nickm at torproject.org
Fri Aug 25 16:36:49 UTC 2017

commit f2f1cab2b3c6a56f93862c424663f083b79c7bc3
Author: Nick Mathewson <nickm at torproject.org>
Date:   Fri Aug 25 12:35:38 2017 -0400

    Restore documentation for approved-routers
    We removed this documentation in 607724c696a6e, when we removed
    Naming Authoritative Directories, but actually this file is still
    used by authorities to indicate rejected and invalid fingerprints.
    Closes ticket 21148.
 changes/21148 |  4 ++++
 doc/tor.1.txt | 10 ++++++++++
 2 files changed, 14 insertions(+)

diff --git a/changes/21148 b/changes/21148
new file mode 100644
index 000000000..4e3c33227
--- /dev/null
+++ b/changes/21148
@@ -0,0 +1,4 @@
+  o Documentation:
+    - Restore documentation for the authorities' "approved-routers" file.
+      Closes ticket 21148.
diff --git a/doc/tor.1.txt b/doc/tor.1.txt
index 03af9c4be..85af8c3a3 100644
--- a/doc/tor.1.txt
+++ b/doc/tor.1.txt
@@ -2868,6 +2868,16 @@ __DataDirectory__**/hashed-fingerprint**::
     Only used by bridges. Holds the hashed fingerprint of the bridge's
     identity key. (That is, the hash of the hash of the identity key.)
+    Only used by authoritative directory servers. This file lists
+    the status of routers by their identity fingerprint.
+    Each line lists a status and a fingerprint separated by
+    whitespace. See your **fingerprint** file in the __DataDirectory__ for an
+    example line. If the status is **!reject** then descriptors from the
+    given identity (fingerprint) are rejected by this server. If it is
+    **!invalid** then descriptors are accepted but marked in the directory as
+    not valid, that is, not recommended.
     Only for v3 authoritative directory servers. This file contains
     status votes from all the authoritative directory servers.

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