Proposal: Suicide descriptors when Tor servers stop

Roger Dingledine arma at
Sat Aug 25 00:26:54 UTC 2007

On Fri, Aug 24, 2007 at 05:40:58PM +0200, Peter Palfrader wrote:
> > C) But if we setconf orport from non-zero to zero, either via the
> > controlport or via a hup, then generate and send a terminate descriptor.
> As a side node, please note that updated directory information will not
> help people who have been banned from an IRC network.
> The usual approach on IRC networks is to perform some checks on connect,
> and if the check is positive to set a temporary KLINE that lasts from
> days to weeks.  If that client ever connects again the check isn't
> repeated, the configured KLINE matches immediately and rejects the
> client.

Would it be plausible to encourage these IRC networks (at least, the
friendly ones who know about tordnsel) to make the klines that they add
in response to the tordnsel last for a shorter time period?

Even something like a few hours should be long enough to reduce the
query load to roughly zero, and should be short enough to keep people
on both sides happy.


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