Lock Control Port

Roger Dingledine arma at mit.edu
Sat Oct 13 20:27:01 UTC 2007

On Sat, Oct 13, 2007 at 10:50:16AM +0100, Robert Hogan wrote:
> While we're all still 'getting there', controllers could have the option of 
> locking the control port if no auth mechanism is enabled, and even when it 
> is. Given that users tend not to share installations and most run their 
> controller concurrently with tor at all times this would be a useful fallback 
> measure.

Why not have your controller enable authentication when it connects and
doesn't like what it finds? If you want, you can then disable it when
you disconnect.

This approach would seem to have all the same properties of your
lock/unlock without any new commands or code.


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