[tor-dev] Can't bootstrap with one guard?

teor teor2345 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 03:31:04 UTC 2016

> On 26 Aug 2016, at 11:23, teor <teor2345 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> It looks like Tor currently needs at least two EntryNodes to bootstrap.
> It hangs when loading descriptors.
> See https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/19989
> This leaves me concerned that we won't be able to switch to one guard.
> (It's also somewhat annoying when I'm trying to test if each of my relays is working correctly.)
> Did we have plans to switch to one guard any time soon?

It turns out that Tor refuses to fetch descriptors from an Exit, even if it's the only EntryNode.

So it's annoying when you're trying to test directory fetches, but correct in the majority of cases.


Tim Wilson-Brown (teor)

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