Tor 0.0.9pre1 is out
arma at mit.edu
Fri Oct 1 07:19:44 UTC 2004
We've fixed quite a few bugs. We've also added compression for
directories, and client-side directory caching on disk so you'll have
a directory when Tor restarts.
(use -dPr tor-0_0_9pre1 if you want to check out from cvs)
Changes from 0.0.8:
- Stop using separate defaults for no-config-file and
empty-config-file. Now you have to explicitly turn off SocksPort,
if you don't want it open.
- Fix a bug in OutboundBindAddress so it (hopefully) works.
- Improve man page to mention more of the 0.0.8 features.
- Fix a rare seg fault for people running hidden services on
- Change our file IO stuff (especially wrt OpenSSL) so win32 is
- Fix more dns related bugs: send back resolve_failed and end cells
more reliably when the resolve fails, rather than closing the
circuit and then trying to send the cell. Also attach dummy resolve
connections to a circuit *before* calling dns_resolve(), to fix
a bug where cached answers would never be sent in RESOLVED cells.
- When we run out of disk space, or other log writing error, don't
crash. Just stop logging to that log and continue.
- We were starting to daemonize before we opened our logs, so if
there were any problems opening logs, we would complain to stderr,
which wouldn't work, and then mysteriously exit.
- Fix a rare bug where sometimes a verified OR would connect to us
before he'd uploaded his descriptor, which would cause us to
assign conn->nickname as though he's unverified. Now we look through
the fingerprint list to see if he's there.
- Fix a rare assert trigger, where routerinfos for entries in
our cpath would expire while we're building the path.
- Clients can ask dirservers for /dir.z to get a compressed version
of the directory. Only works for servers running 0.0.9, of course.
- Make clients cache directories and use them to seed their router
lists at startup. This means clients have a datadir again.
- Configuration infrastructure support for warning on obsolete
- Respond to content-encoding headers by trying to uncompress as
- Reply with a deflated directory when a client asks for "dir.z".
We could use allow-encodings instead, but allow-encodings isn't
specified in HTTP 1.0.
- Raise the max dns workers from 50 to 100.
- Discourage people from setting their dirfetchpostperiod more often
than once per minute
- Protect dirservers from overzealous descriptor uploading -- wait
10 seconds after directory gets dirty, before regenerating.
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