NETINFO cell spec ambiguities?

Nick Mathewson nickm at
Thu Jan 11 14:30:50 UTC 2007

On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 06:54:14PM -0800, Christian Seberino wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 09, 2007 at 02:50:22PM -0500, chris at wrote:
> >> Sorry to be pedantic.  I don't want to make any mistakes...
> >>
> >> The NETINFO cell section of spec right *before* section 5
> >> refers reader to section 6.4 for details of NETINFO cell payload.
> >
> > Hi again Chris!
> >
> > NETINFO is from the draft for the next version of the Tor spec.  It
> > isn't in the current version.  There may have been some confusinon
> > about which version _was_ the current version: I've tried to clear
> > that up.
> Hmmm. How soon will this NETINFO'd version be out?

I have no idea; not until after 0.1.2.x is done.

>  I want to stay current
> but I also want to work with existing Tor network.  Perhaps best would be
> to target the bleeding edge spec for starters and later make the
> (hopefully few :) mods to make it operable in current network?

Probably that's a bad idea; the v2 spec is a work in progress: it's
completely unstable and unimplemented right now.  When NETINFO cells
_are_ implemented, for example, they probably won't work like
tor-spec-v2.txt describes today.

Nick Mathewson
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