Proposal: Download consensus documents only when it will be trusted

Peter Palfrader peter at
Sun Apr 13 15:21:42 UTC 2008

On Sun, 13 Apr 2008, Peter Palfrader wrote:

>   The list of authorities that are trusted by a client are encoded in
>   the URL they send to the directory server when requesting a consensus
>   document.

A completely different approach is that clients do a HEAD /.../consensus
request.  The head would contain X-signed-by: headers.  If the client is
satisfied that a sufficient number of authorities have signed the
consensus it will then proceed to download it using a GET ../consensus
request as it does now.


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