Turning off a server

Nick Mathewson nickm at freehaven.net
Wed Oct 10 04:01:20 UTC 2007


On Tue, Oct 09, 2007 at 06:59:47PM -0400, Roger Dingledine wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 09, 2007 at 06:54:33PM -0400, Roger Dingledine wrote:
> > > I think that's the "missing" element. There is no way that I know of
> > > for a circuit to refuse any new TCP connection while still staying
> > > open for existing ones.
> > 
> > Actually, that feature exists right now. Look for calls to
> > we_are_hibernating() in various places in the code (command.c and
> > connection_edge.c in particular).
> I think it might be smart to instead check "are we hibernating, or are
> we not a server anymore" in these various places. I'd be happy to apply
> a patch for that if one appeared. :)
> It's not quite what Robert asked for originally though, since it won't
> affect a very active stream that stays very active.
> Perhaps a combination of refusing new requests plus throttling via
> RelayBandwidthRate would be sufficient?

Added to the bugtracker as bug 525 so we don't forget it.

Nick Mathewson
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