[tor-dev] Guardiness: Yet another external dirauth script

Damian Johnson atagar at torproject.org
Wed Sep 17 15:43:57 UTC 2014

>> This should also be possible with the guardiness stuff, as long as you
>> can arrange fresh consensuses to arrive on the second host.
> tor supports consensus downloads without being a router, but it's a bit of a
> hack:
> A tor instance configured with a DirPort and no ORPort will act as a
> directory cache only.
> Directory caches regularly download the latest consensuses.
> It's worth binding the DirPort to localhost only, and marking it
> NoAdvertise.
> This hides the cache from the consensus, and disables remote requests.
> However, the cache will also download router descriptors unnecessarily.
> (Microdescriptors and extra info can be turned off, but I'm not sure if
> router descriptors can.)

If all he's after is to fetch the latest consensus or votes then
that's pretty simple (no hack or running a local tor instance


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