[tor-dev] Review of Proposal 147: Eliminate the need for v2 directories in generating v3 directories

Nick Mathewson nickm at alum.mit.edu
Thu Jan 16 21:03:58 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 7:08 AM, Karsten Loesing <karsten at torproject.org> wrote:
> I talked to Roger on IRC, and here's why this proposal may indeed be
> overkill:
> As of January 2013, there is only a single version 3 directory authority
> left that serves version 2 statuses: dizum.  moria1 and tor26 have been
> rejecting version 2 requests for a long time, and it's mostly an
> oversight that dizum still serves them.  The other six authorities have
> never generated version 2 statuses for others to be used as pre-voting
> opinions.  So, it's basically not true that version 2 statuses are
> required for the version 3 protocol to work properly.
> Here's a possible way to move this forward.
> - Please review and merge my prop147tweaks branch that contains tweaks
> from our discussion above, regardless of whether this proposal will be
> implemented or not.


> - I'm going to run a quick analysis of archived vote documents to see
> how much authorities would have benefited from the others' votes before
> generating their own votes.
> - I'm going to ask Alex to disable version 2 statuses on dizum using
> DisableV2DirectoryInfo_ 1 to see what that does to the network.  We
> should probably finish the 2048 bits RSA keys upgrade first before
> changing yet another variable.

Soynds good.

> - If there's no convincing argument to implement opinion documents, we
> close this proposal as rejected.


> What do you think?

Sounds good.

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