[tor-dev] shipping with fallbackdir sources

Ian Goldberg iang at cs.uwaterloo.ca
Fri Apr 17 19:55:27 UTC 2015

On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 08:37:23PM +0200, Peter Palfrader wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Apr 2015, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
> > > I think this list would be created at release time and ship with the
> > > tor binaries/source.
> > 
> > That gives a build person a lot of power - should we expect each
> > distro to do it correctly? I trust that you will do a fine job but I'm
> > not sure about others...
> We could expect Nick or Roger to do it correctly when they make Tor
> releases.


Remember that the purpose is to help first-time clients, who have never
used the Tor network before, fetch their very first consensus.  To do
that, they'll need addresses to contact bundled into the binary and/or
distro without being able to look at a consensus first.

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