[tor-dev] Hidden Service Scaling
michael at briarproject.org
Wed May 7 12:45:49 UTC 2014
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On 06/05/14 22:07, Christopher Baines wrote:
> On 06/05/14 15:29, Michael Rogers wrote:
>> Does this mean that at present, the service builds a new IP
>> circuit (to a new IP?) every time it receives a connection? If
>> so, is it the IP or the service that closes the old circuit?
> Not quite. When the service (instance, or instances) select an
> introduction point, a circuit to that introduction point is built.
> This is a long term circuit, through which the
> RELAY_COMMAND_INTRODUCE2 cells can be sent. This circuit enables
> the IP to contact the service when a client asks it to do so.
> Currently, any IP's will close any existing circuits which are for
> a common purpose and service.
Thanks for the explanation!
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