Tor observations

Ben Laurie ben at
Mon Nov 24 15:53:29 UTC 2003

Roger Dingledine wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 04:26:39PM -0800, Paul Holman wrote:
>>Well, in my local tor log, I see this quite frequently:
>>	Nov 14 16:13:58.001 [warn] directory_initiate_command(): No running 
>>dirservers known. This is really bad.
>>I can only assume that is really bad.  What do I do about it?
> That's fixed in cvs
> ( The problem was
> that it would try to pull down a directory every 15 minutes, and if that
> dirserver was down, it wouldn't try it again. After 45 minutes offline,
> it will have tried all 3 dirservers, and given up on them all.
> I've fixed it so after it gives up on all the dirservers, it marks them
> all as up and cycles through the list again. Hopefully when you get back
> online it'll notice and recover to normal.
> The pre14 release (coming real soon now ;) will have all the old bugs
> fixed, plus a fresh set of new and exciting bugs.
>>On the other hand, I have to say Tor is really working out.  I run it 
>>on a Powebook (Mac OS X) which is constantly being put to sleep, and 
>>forced to wake up on completely different networks.  Tor and Privoxy 
>>are doing a stellar job of keeping up.  I've got over a week of uptime 
>>with no problems at all.  The usability of Tor seems really good.  I 
>>don't even notice the added latency most of the time.
> Excellent. I'm glad it's working for more than just me. :)

Hmm. Should I be running this somewhere?




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