ExitNodes config use fingerprint rather than nickname

Wesley Kenzie wkenzie at shaw.ca
Sun May 11 22:17:55 UTC 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-or-dev at freehaven.net 
> [mailto:owner-or-dev at freehaven.net] On Behalf Of Nick Mathewson
> Sent: May 7, 2008 5:21 PM
> To: or-dev at freehaven.net
> Subject: Re: ExitNodes config use fingerprint rather than nickname
> On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 02:54:19PM -0700, Wesley Kenzie wrote:
> > I am considering trying my hand at a patch to allow 
> fingerprints to be 
> > used in place of nicknames for ExitNodes and EntryNodes config 
> > variables.  (There are quite a few duplicate nicknames 
> floating around 
> > which are not immediately obvious. I added a list of them 
> yesterday to 
> > http://www.pickaproxy.com/?speak=tor so they can be easily 
> > identified.)  The problem currently is that duplicate 
> nicknames cannot 
> > be used as specified exit or entry nodes.
> This feature already exists.  Just stick a $ before the 
> fingerprint, as in:
> EntryNodes $70A08C76BCB9ADE55907029B83DB6891957AC92C
> If you want to force a given name binding, you can use the format
>   $70A08C76BCB9ADE55907029B83DB6891957AC92C=peacetime
> to only match a "Named" server with the given nickname and key, or
>   $70A08C76BCB9ADE55907029B83DB6891957AC92C~peacetime
> to match any server with the given nickname and key.
> This feature could be better documented, though, and I'd love 
> to get a documentation patch to explain all of this better. :)

Nick, I would be glad to take a stab at this.  What tool(s) should I use to
create the patch file?  Or where can I read up on how to do this?


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