Lock Control Port

Robert Hogan robert at roberthogan.net
Sun Oct 14 00:27:58 UTC 2007

On Saturday 13 October 2007 21:27:01 Roger Dingledine wrote:
> 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.

Duh. Don't know where I was going with that one.

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