Proposal: Automatic Tor Software Updates

Carsten Krüger C.Krueger at
Thu Jul 31 12:33:32 UTC 2008


>   The initial target platform for the automatic update framework is Windows,

Have you thought about no admin rights problem?
For example because the user is not member of administrators group or the
user runs windows vista with UAC?
What happens if Tor runs as a windows service?

>  An automatic update client process runs on the Tor user's computer and
>  periodically retrieves the recommended-packages file according to the method
>  described in Section 2.0.

Periodically but with random component.
If a large number of tor clients are switched off and than on at the
same time the updateservers would be DDoSed.


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