[tor-dev] (Draft) Proposal 224: Next-Generation Hidden Services in Tor

Michael Rogers michael at briarproject.org
Thu May 28 11:21:43 UTC 2015

On 26/04/15 23:14, John Brooks wrote:
> It occurred to me that with proposal 224, there’s no longer a clear reason
> to use both HSDirs and introduction points. I think we could select the IP
> in the same way that we plan to select HSDirs, and bypass needing
> descriptors entirely.
> One notable loss is that we won’t be able to use legacy relays as IP, which
> the current proposal tries to do. Another difference is that we’ll select
> IPs uniformly, instead of by bandwidth weight - I think this doesn’t create
> new problems, because being a HSDir is just as intensive.

A quick thought: to select IPs by bandwidth weight, divide each IP into
one or more slices depending on its bandwidth, then select slices
instead of selecting IPs directly.

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