Plan for proposal 104 (was: New system for modifying Tor protocol)

Nick Mathewson nickm at
Sat Apr 14 21:32:09 UTC 2007

On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 01:46:36AM -0400, Roger Dingledine wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 11:23:58PM -0400, Nick Mathewson wrote:
> > I've added a draft specification to proposal 104, and incorporated the
> > results of this discussion as I understand them.  With luck, there
> > will be enough detail to this thing now that we can figure out how it
> > will work.
> Great. Two things come to mind as I'm looking through the new version:
> 1) What is IP doing there? I guess I could see IP:ORPort, if we want to
> be able to fetch something ourselves, but when it's just IP, I can't
> imagine what use it is. (The Nickname seems plausible for manual use,
> so we can see what server it's for at a glance. Was IP meant to be a
> secondary disambiguator?) We could expand to IP:ORPort, leave it alone,
> or just take it out; my feeling is towards taking it out.

It was meant to be a secondary disambiguator; I'm fine taking it out.

I'll do that now.

> 2) Should we demand that the published_on in the extra-info match the
> published_on in the router descriptor? If we're having it there for
> debugging purposes, making it more predictable might be handy. And it
> shouldn't be hard to do.

Good idea.  Done.

I've also clarified a couple of other points in the proposal.  Let's
get this one done soon.

Nick Mathewson
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