[tor-dev] shipping with fallbackdir sources

Peter Palfrader weasel at torproject.org
Fri Apr 17 17:34:09 UTC 2015

On Fri, 17 Apr 2015, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:

> On 4/17/15, Peter Palfrader <weasel at torproject.org> wrote:
> > so, Tor has included a feature to fetch the initial consensus from nodes
> > other than the authorities for a while now.  We just haven't shipped a
> > list of alternate locations for clients to go to yet.
> >
> > Reasons why we might want to ship tor with a list of additional places
> > where clients can find the consensus is that it makes authority
> > reachability and BW less important.
> >
> > At the last Tor dev meeting we came up with a list of arbitrary
> > requirements that nodes should meet to be included in this list.
> >
> > We want them to have been around and using their current key, address,
> > and port for a while now (120 days), and have been running, a guard, and
> > a v2 directory mirror for most of that time.
> Is there a way to make the Tor Dir Auths produce that file as a
> verifiable consensus every hour? Or is there a way to make the client
> set that list of constraints and then we can just use a normal
> consensus file?

I think this list would be created at release time and ship with the
tor binaries/source.

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