[tor-dev] Tor 0.2.8 and Fallback Directory Mirrors

Nathan Freitas nathan at freitas.net
Tue Mar 22 12:30:21 UTC 2016

On Mon, Mar 21, 2016, at 02:16 PM, Tim Wilson-Brown - teor wrote:
> Just a heads' up that tor 0.2.8 includes a fallback directory mirrors
> feature, where tor clients bootstrap from a set of hard-coded long-lived
> directory mirrors. This makes bootstrap more reliable, and makes it
> harder to block tor. The wiki has an entry with more details. [0]
> We're currently trying to finalise a list of around 100 fallback
> directory mirrors by the time tor 0.2.8-stable is released. [1]

Thanks for the heads up on this. It sounds like an excellent feature.

Is there any randomization to the selection of which mirror to use? Any
events or info notice when the fallback is being used? 


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