[tor-dev] Changing Rendezvous Single Onion Service at Runtime

Nick Mathewson nickm at alum.mit.edu
Tue Nov 10 01:08:48 UTC 2015

On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 11:16 AM, teor <teor2345 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is there any reason an onion service would want to temporarily switch from
> 1-hop to 3-hop paths?
> Is it ok if we force operators to restart the tor instance when onion
> service path lengths change?

Just said on IRC, but saying here too for the record:

IMO it's fine to require a restart for now.  And in fact, there should
be some kind of affirmative opt-in to switch a hidden service
directory from one to the other.

Treating these two kinds of services as interchangeable at
service-side is IMO a recipe for bad times.

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