[tor-dev] Finding the HSDIR responsible for a certain onion address

George Kadianakis desnacked at riseup.net
Wed Apr 24 11:10:40 UTC 2013

Frank Young <pfcodes at gmail.com> writes:

> Dealing with v2 hidden service descriptors, how does a tor client get
> the list of HSDIR are responsible for a certain onion address so it
> can contact them for descriptor of the hidden service?.
> According to rend-spec.txt the list of the responsible HSDIR for a
> particular hidden service changes almost in every 24.

This is unforunately not very well explained in rend-spec.txt.

You can find more information about this in
proposals/114-distributed-storage.txt , and in section 4.4.3 in
Karsten's PhD thesis "Privacy-enhancing Technologies for Private
Services" (http://freehaven.net/anonbib/cache/loesing2009thesis.pdf).

Patches for rend-spec.txt that include the missing information would
be awesome :)

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