[tor-dev] Proposal 221: Stop using CREATE_FAST

Roger Dingledine arma at mit.edu
Thu Oct 31 18:53:58 UTC 2013

On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 09:14:19PM -0400, Nick Mathewson wrote:
>    I propose that we change "FastFirstHopPK" from a boolean to also
>    allow a new default "auto" value that tells Tor to take a value from
>    the consensus.  I propose a new consensus parameter, "usecreatefast",
>    default value taken to be 1.
>    Once enough versions of Tor support this proposal, the authorities
>    should set the value for "usecreatefast" to be 0.

I like the idea of leaving this consensus param in place, as another
way to be able to ask clients to back off of producing load on relays
in emergency situations (e.g. another bot invasion).


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