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

Nick Mathewson nickm at alum.mit.edu
Fri Apr 18 17:52:13 UTC 2014

On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 3:45 AM, Sebastian Hahn <hahn.seb at web.de> wrote:

> 2. Design
>    None. Tor clients already support consensuses without Named flags,
>    and testing in private Tor networks has never revealed any issues in
>    this regard.

Imo we _should_ check through the code for things related to the Named
flag, though, back through 0.2.3 or maybe 0.2.2.  Reasons:

  * Private networks never worked very well with older tors.
  * Maybe there's some piece of obscure functionality that breaks
without naming authorities which we never tested on a private network.


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