[tor-dev] Proposal idea: Stop assigning (and eventually supporting) the Named flag

Sebastian Hahn hahn.seb at web.de
Fri Apr 18 16:31:39 UTC 2014

On 18 Apr 2014, at 15:02, Karsten Loesing <karsten at torproject.org> wrote:
> If I understand the proposal correctly, operators will still be able to
> name their relay or bridge, and people can still find it in Atlas or
> Globe by this nickname.  If so, great!

Yes, this is in no way related to the nickname field.

>>   The gabelmoo and tor26 directory authorities can simply remove the
>>   NamingAuthoritativeDirectory configuration option to stop giving out
>>   Named flags. This will mean the consensus won't include Named and
>>   Unnamed flags any longer. The code collecting naming statistics is
>>   independent of Tor, so it can run a while longer to ensure Naming can
>>   be switched on if unforeseen issues arise.
> What's the process here?
> "Ask on tor-dev@ if anybody sees a problem if the Named and Unnamed
> flags go away, wait for a week, and then just do it?"

I don't know, I want to move gabelmoo to a new machine and don't really
want to set up the naming system. So I guess the above process as soon
as possible :)


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