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

Karsten Loesing karsten at torproject.org
Fri Jan 17 15:39:49 UTC 2014

On 1/16/14 10:03 PM, Nick Mathewson wrote:
> 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.
> Done.
>> - 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.

Okay, will post here how that went.  Might take a week or maybe longer,
depending on how far the 2048 bits RSA keys upgrade is.

All the best,

>> - If there's no convincing argument to implement opinion documents, we
>> close this proposal as rejected.
> Great.
>> What do you think?
> Sounds good.
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