Proposal: remove down routers from consensus

Peter Palfrader peter at
Fri Jun 13 08:11:02 UTC 2008

On Thu, 12 Jun 2008, Nick Mathewson wrote:

> Two related proposals I'd like to see:
>   - It would be perhaps be good if clients could download "diffs" for
>     consensuses to get only the parts that change from cycle to cycle.
>     Of course, the data would need to be signed, and there are issues when 
>     a client skips a cycle.  Are you still interested in writing a proposal
>     for this? 

Yes, it's still in my queue.

>   - It's dumb how v3 the v3 directory protocol still depends on the
>     existence of v2 directories.  We should fix that.

Agreed.  I wonder if we should just use the vote documents to learn
about new servers, or if we need a new type of document.

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