[tor-dev] Revised Relay Descriptor Fields proposal

Damian Johnson atagar at torproject.org
Mon Jul 14 21:27:25 UTC 2014

>  0. Does this proposal include adding these additional `X-*` fields to
>     the `@type bridge-server-descriptor`s as well? Or only to the
>     non-bridge server-descriptors?

This is for extrainfo descriptors, not server descriptors. Do bridges
publish extrainfo descriptors?

>  1. Why 5KB?
> Are we planning on allowing people to use Tor's consensus to pass
> encrypted emails around? I understand the desire to enable relays to
> be able to store *anything* in these fields, but this seems kind of
> crazy. Couldn't we specify the maximum length per line to something
> smaller? I also think that Ian's suggestion below to have an upper
> bound on the number of individual keys is a good idea.
>> Should there be an upper bound for individual keys, values, or key/value
>> pairs?

This is something Virgil and I disagree about. I wanted a maximum line
length and count, while he likes the net 5kb threshold. I'll let him
explain his reasoning.

Cheers! -Damian

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