[tor-commits] [torspec/master] Merge prop278 (compression) into dir-spec.

nickm at torproject.org nickm at torproject.org
Fri Feb 9 13:41:15 UTC 2018

commit 1cb56afdc1e55e303e3e6b69e90d983ee217d93f
Author: Nick Mathewson <nickm at torproject.org>
Date:   Wed Jan 24 12:48:12 2018 -0500

    Merge prop278 (compression) into dir-spec.
 dir-spec.txt                                       | 34 ++++++++++++++++------
 proposals/000-index.txt                            |  4 +--
 ...78-directory-compression-scheme-negotiation.txt |  2 +-
 3 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

diff --git a/dir-spec.txt b/dir-spec.txt
index 2f4a766..c68918e 100644
--- a/dir-spec.txt
+++ b/dir-spec.txt
@@ -3623,8 +3623,27 @@
 6.1. HTTP headers
-  Servers MAY set the Content-Length: header.  Servers SHOULD set
-  Content-Encoding to "deflate" or "identity".
+  Servers SHOULD set Content-Encoding to the algorithm used to compress the
+  document(s) being served.  Recognized algorithms are:
+     - "identity"     -- RFC2616 section 3.5
+     - "deflate"      -- RFC2616 section 3.5
+     - "gzip"         -- RFC2616 section 3.5
+     - "x-zstd"       -- The zstandard compression algorithm (www.zstd.net)
+     - "x-tor-lzma"   -- The lzma compression algorithm, with a "preset"
+                         value no higher than 6.
+  Clients SHOULD use Accept-Encoding to indicate which of the above
+  compression algorithms they support.  If they omit it (as Tor clients
+  did before, then the server should serve only "deflate"
+  or "identity" encoded documents, based on the presence or absence of
+  the ".z" suffix on the requested URL.
+  When receiving multiple documents, clients MUST accept compressed
+  concatenated documents and concatenated compressed documents as
+  equivalent.
+  Servers MAY set the Content-Length: header.  When they do, it should
+  match the number of compressed bytes that they are sending.
   Servers MAY include an X-Your-Address-Is: header, whose value is the
   apparent IP address of the client connecting to them (as a dotted quad).
@@ -3780,13 +3799,10 @@ B. General-use HTTP URLs
          three classes of URLs.  Caches may support them, and MUST
          support them if they have advertised "caches-extra-info".)
-   For debugging, directories SHOULD expose non-compressed objects at URLs like
-   the above, but without the final ".z".
-   Clients MUST handle compressed concatenated information in two forms:
-     - A concatenated list of zlib-compressed objects.
-     - A zlib-compressed concatenated list of objects.
-   Directory servers MAY generate either format: the former requires less
-   CPU, but the latter requires less bandwidth.
+   For debugging, directories SHOULD expose non-compressed objects at
+   URLs like the above, but without the final ".z".  If the client uses
+   Accept-Encodings header, it should override the presence or absence
+   of the ".z" (see section 6.1).
    Clients SHOULD use upper case letters (A-F) when base16-encoding
    fingerprints.  Servers MUST accept both upper and lower case fingerprints
diff --git a/proposals/000-index.txt b/proposals/000-index.txt
index 8506966..7cfde0f 100644
--- a/proposals/000-index.txt
+++ b/proposals/000-index.txt
@@ -198,7 +198,7 @@ Proposals by number:
 275  Stop including meaningful "published" time in microdescriptor consensus [OPEN]
 276  Report bandwidth with lower granularity in consensus documents [OPEN]
 277  Detect multiple relay instances running with same ID [OPEN]
-278  Directory Compression Scheme Negotiation [FINISHED]
+278  Directory Compression Scheme Negotiation [CLOSED]
 279  A Name System API for Tor Onion Services [DRAFT]
 280  Privacy-Preserving Statistics with Privcount in Tor [SUPERSEDED]
 281  Downloading microdescriptors in bulk [DRAFT]
@@ -287,7 +287,6 @@ Proposals by status:
    217  Tor Extended ORPort Authentication [for 0.2.5.x]
    232  Pluggable Transport through SOCKS proxy [in 0.2.6]
    260  Rendezvous Single Onion Services [in]
-   278  Directory Compression Scheme Negotiation [in]
    284  Hidden Service v3 Control Port
    101  Voting on the Tor Directory System [in 0.2.0.x]
@@ -368,6 +367,7 @@ Proposals by status:
    271  Another algorithm for guard selection [in]
    272  Listed routers should be Valid, Running, and treated as such [in,]
    274  Rotate onion keys less frequently [in]
+   278  Directory Compression Scheme Negotiation [in]
    112  Bring Back Pathlen Coin Weight
    113  Simplifying directory authority administration
diff --git a/proposals/278-directory-compression-scheme-negotiation.txt b/proposals/278-directory-compression-scheme-negotiation.txt
index 4630bc4..6f509fc 100644
--- a/proposals/278-directory-compression-scheme-negotiation.txt
+++ b/proposals/278-directory-compression-scheme-negotiation.txt
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ Filename: 278-directory-compression-scheme-negotiation.txt
 Title: Directory Compression Scheme Negotiation
 Author: Alexander Færøy
 Created: 2017-03-06
-Status: Finished
+Status: Closed
 0. Overview

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