Proposal: New PROTOCOLINFO command for controllers

Cat Okita cat at
Wed Aug 15 04:16:51 UTC 2007

On Tue, 14 Aug 2007, coderman wrote:
> On 8/14/07, Cat Okita <cat at> wrote:
>>> 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?...
>> could be "interesting".
> Tor waits patiently... very patiently.  not too interesting, although
> this behavior could be used to consume socket descriptors.  a timeout
> (minutes?) might be useful.

Heh.  I was thinking in terms of "many, many requests", yes ;>  300 seconds
is a pretty common wait time - but given that this would be waiting for
either auth or failure, I'd think that it would make more sense to go with
a much lower timeout.

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