[tor-dev] Alternatives to Tor Exit Enclaves

Arturo Filastò art at baculo.org
Thu Apr 19 15:21:46 UTC 2012

On 4/19/12 3:42 AM, Andrew Lewman wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:28:42 -0400
> Arturo Filastò <art at baculo.org> wrote:
>> The current stable version of Tor (0.2.2.x) still supports Exit
>> enclaves. The new versions of Tor
>> (> 0.2.3.x) use a new descriptor format (microdescriptors) allow
>> relays to specify an Exit Enclave
>> policy, but clients will not use it, therefore voiding the purpose of
>> exit enclaving.
> Is there a plan to re-enable clients to use exit enclaves?

The overall consensus that I got from discussing this in IRC is
that Exit Enclaves where never thought of very well and they already
did not have all the properties that we wanted.

Re-enabling clients to use exit enclaves requires changes to the
microdescriptor format, and since they have issues we should not
encourage their use.

- Art.

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