[tor-dev] Opening new SOCKS to client plugin for new circuit?

David Fifield david at bamsoftware.com
Sat Dec 15 09:06:09 UTC 2012

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 09:37:16PM -0500, Nick Mathewson wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 12:20 PM, David Fifield <david at bamsoftware.com> wrote:
> > I noticed a change in behavior in cb62a0b69a7d67b427224ca4c3075b49853a3a1f
> > or thereabouts. tor opens a new SOCKS connection to a client transport
> > plugin while bootstrapping at 50% (if descriptors are not cached) or at
> > 85% (if descriptors are not cached). The upshot is that the flash proxy
> > transport, for which new connections are not free, needs two connected
> > browser proxies in order to bootstrap. Earlier revisions permit
> > bootstrapping and circuit creation with just one connection to the
> > proxy.
> Hm. If you haven't figured this out so far, it doesn't seem likely to
> get solved on tor-dev.  Open a ticket on the bugtracker, please?
> You could also investigate (using extra log messages in Tor or a
> debugger or something) whether the reason the first channel isn't
> getting reused is because of the "is bad for new circs" test as you
> suspect.  If so, that would help confirm the hypothesis, and help come
> up with a fix.


I will update the ticket if I get more debugging information.

David Fifield

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