Tor 0.0.9pre6 is out
arma at mit.edu
Tue Nov 16 03:42:04 UTC 2004
This prerelease includes lots of bugfixes and a few more features,
such as a Windows installer and RPMs, as we get closer to 0.0.9.
(use -dPr tor-0_0_9pre6 if you want to check out from cvs)
We'll have other packages up on the website shortly. (By the way, check
out the new website.)
o Bugfixes on 0.0.8.1:
- Fix assert failure on malformed socks4a requests.
- Use identity comparison, not nickname comparison, to choose which
half of circuit-ID-space each side gets to use. This is needed
because sometimes we think of a router as a nickname, and sometimes
as a hex ID, and we can't predict what the other side will do.
- Catch and ignore SIGXFSZ signals when log files exceed 2GB; our
write() call will fail and we handle it there.
- Add a FAST_SMARTLIST define to optionally inline smartlist_get
and smartlist_len, which are two major profiling offenders.
o Bugfixes on 0.0.9pre5:
- Fix a bug in read_all that was corrupting config files on windows.
- When we're raising the max number of open file descriptors to
'unlimited', don't log that we just raised it to '-1'.
- Include event code with events, as required by control-spec.txt.
- Don't give a fingerprint when clients do --list-fingerprint:
it's misleading, because it will never be the same again.
- Stop using strlcpy in tor_strndup, since it was slowing us
down a lot.
- Remove warn on startup about missing cached-directory file.
- Make kill -USR1 work again.
- Hibernate if we start tor during the "wait for wakeup-time" phase
of an accounting interval. Log our hibernation plans better.
- Authoritative dirservers now also cache their directory, so they
have it on start-up.
- Fetch running-routers; cache running-routers; compress
running-routers; serve compressed running-routers.z
- Add NSI installer script contributed by J Doe.
- Commit VC6 and VC7 workspace/project files.
- Commit a tor.spec for making RPM files, with help from jbash.
- Add contrib/torctl.in contributed by Glenn Fink.
- Implement the control-spec's SAVECONF command, to write your
configuration to torrc.
- Get cookie authentication for the controller closer to working.
- Include control-spec.txt in the tarball.
- When set_conf changes our server descriptor, upload a new copy.
But don't upload it too often if there are frequent changes.
- Document authentication config in man page, and document signals
- Clean up confusing parts of man page and torrc.sample.
- Make expand_filename handle ~ and ~username.
- Use autoconf to enable largefile support where necessary. Use
ftello where available, since ftell can fail at 2GB.
- Distinguish between TOR_TLS_CLOSE and TOR_TLS_ERROR, so we can
log more informatively.
- Give a slightly more useful output for "tor -h".
- Refuse application socks connections to port 0.
- Check clock skew for verified servers, but allow unverified
servers and clients to have any clock skew.
- Break DirFetchPostPeriod into:
- DirFetchPeriod for fetching full directory,
- StatusFetchPeriod for fetching running-routers,
- DirPostPeriod for posting server descriptor,
- RendPostPeriod for posting hidden service descriptors.
- Make sure the hidden service descriptors are at a random offset
from each other, to hinder linkability.
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