[tor-commits] [tor/release-0.3.2] dos: Add changes file for ticket 24902

nickm at torproject.org nickm at torproject.org
Fri Feb 16 14:56:22 UTC 2018

commit 9aca7d47306222f2870ec16a7291a8215d6c3316
Author: David Goulet <dgoulet at torproject.org>
Date:   Tue Jan 30 09:15:33 2018 -0500

    dos: Add changes file for ticket 24902
    Signed-off-by: David Goulet <dgoulet at torproject.org>
 changes/ticket24902 | 13 +++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)

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+  o Major features (denial of service mitigation):
+    - Give relays some defenses against the recent network overload. We start
+      with three defenses (default parameters in parentheses). First: if a
+      single client address makes too many concurrent connections (>100), hang
+      up on further connections. Second: if a single client address makes
+      circuits too quickly (more than 3 per second, with an allowed burst of
+      90) while also having too many connections open (3), refuse new create
+      cells for the next while (1-2 hours). Third: if a client asks to
+      establish a rendezvous point to you directly, ignore the request. These
+      defenses can be manually controlled by new torrc options, but relays
+      will also take guidance from consensus parameters, so there's no need to
+      configure anything manually. Implements ticket 24902.

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