[tor-dev] Tor 0.2.8 and Fallback Directory Mirrors

Tim Wilson-Brown - teor teor2345 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 13:48:57 UTC 2016

> On 26 Mar 2016, at 21:36, intrigeri <intrigeri at boum.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> Tim Wilson-Brown - teor wrote (21 Mar 2016 18:16:46 GMT) :
>> If this feature does cause problems, or if your app needs to bootstrap only from the
>> authorities (Tails time syncing? [2]), the fallback directory mirrors feature can be
>> disabled using the tor config option "UseDefaultFallbackDirs 0".
> Thanks for the heads up!
> (This is now tracked there on Tails side:
> https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/11285)

Thanks for letting us know the Tails issue number.

For completeness, very-power-users can use the following torrc options to select their own fallback directories:
UseDefaultFallbackDirs 0
FallbackDir <details>
FallbackDir <details>
FallbackDir <details>

As discussed already, if they don't add any FallbackDir lines, they will bootstrap from the authorities.


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