Proposal: New PROTOCOLINFO command for controllers

Cat Okita cat at
Wed Aug 15 03:51:48 UTC 2007

On Tue, 14 Aug 2007, Nick Mathewson wrote:
>> Design:
>>   We should add a new controller command PROTOCOLINFO that can be sent
>>   as a valid first command (the others being AUTHENTICATE and QUIT). If
>>   PROTOCOLINFO is sent as the first command, the second command must be
>>   either a successful AUTHENTICATE or a QUIT.
> What happens if the second command is _not_ authenticate or quit?  I'd
> suggest, "Tor closes the connection."

What happens if there never is a second command?  I didn't see anything
in a quick check of the control-spec document, but it seems like that
could be "interesting".

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