[tor-dev] Improving the HTTP interface of BridgeDB: bridges.torproject.org

Andrew Lewman andrew at torproject.is
Tue Mar 12 15:39:20 UTC 2013

On Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:14:41 +0100
Moritz Bartl <moritz at torservers.net> wrote:

> > 2. The correct email address is bridges at bridges.torproject.org
> Huh? Why is that? I think it's a bad idea. Why would you need
> "bridges" in there two times? You can set up bridges at tpo to forward
> to the bridges host, done.
> Same by the way for help/support. They should be help at tpo and
> support at tpo, and forward mails to the rt host. There is no reason to
> expose and require the mention of the used backend software.

We don't want to hide the systems and we want each system to manage
it's own mail queues. The main torproject mail server is not designed to
handle all mail for all tor services. Each system is independent of one
another and allows for better scaling and reachability than having one
massive mail hub.

rt, bridges and gettor are flooded with mail, no need to flood other
systems and back them up with unrelated email. We can scale each
individual system as needed based on usage.

People are just clicking links anyway, they might as well click the
most direct one that goes directly to the system. 

pgp 0x6B4D6475

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