[tor-dev] Dusting off dir-spec.txt

Damian Johnson atagar at torproject.org
Sun Jan 5 18:13:06 UTC 2014

> For example, status opinions (proposal 147)...

Hi Karsten. Just looked at 147 to figure out the context for
overhauling the dir-spec and I'm curious about if we really need a new
document type for this. I'm not clear from the proposal - which
problem are we trying to solve?

1. Relays publish their descriptor to a single authority, but that
authority has no way of notifying the rest beside their v2 document.

2. Generally all authorities *do* inform each other of the
descriptors, but might be off by one or two. We want a method for them
to be fully in sync besides a v2 document prior to a vote.

In both cases a specialized DirPort method to relay the descriptor
data seems appropriate rather than inventing a new document type.

Cheers! -Damian

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