Proposal: Distributed Storage for Tor Hidden Service Descriptors

Roger Dingledine arma at
Tue Jun 12 09:31:02 UTC 2007

On Thu, Jun 07, 2007 at 12:52:55PM -0400, Roger Dingledine wrote:
> Not considered stable? But who is stable and who is not is a function of
> who's in the network -- as the median uptime goes up or town, the routers
> on the borderline will oscillate between being called stable and not.

Also, we should recognize that servers don't lose their stable flag
immediately -- many clients continue to use old network statuses for
perhaps hours after the node goes away / becomes unstable / etc.

So whatever design we choose needs to handle quite a bit of variance
in terms of who thinks who is stable.

Fun fun,

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