Proposal: Optimistic Data for Tor: Server Side

Robert Ransom rransom.8774 at
Sat Aug 7 00:13:45 UTC 2010

On Fri, 6 Aug 2010 15:56:08 -0400
Nick Mathewson <nickm at> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 3:52 PM, Ian Goldberg <iang at> wrote:
>  [...]
> >> They look like Tor version numbers, for whatever Tor version merges
> >> the patch that implements this, and later.
> >
> > No, I mean that if someone writes a totally different implementation of
> > the Tor server (say in some other language like Java or Haskell), how
> > will the client be able to tell whether that implementation supports
> > this feature?
> We have no really good solution for this in general. It would be neat
> to work one out, but that's probably a separate proposal. :)

Add a relay descriptor line:

bugfixes trac1795,fs12345,bz9876

Robert Ransom
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