[tor-dev] Reducing initial onion descriptor upload delay (down to 0s?)
twim at riseup.net
Wed Sep 7 15:40:00 UTC 2016
Moving the discussion on the future of rendinitialpostdelay from ticket
#20082  here.
Transcribing the issue:
> At the moment descriptor is getting posted at
> MIN_REND_INITIAL_POST_DELAY (30) seconds after onion service
> initialization. For the use case of real-time one-time services
> (like OnionShare, etc) one has to wait for 30 seconds until this
> onion service can be reached. Besides, if a client tries to reach
> the service before its descriptor is ever published, tor client gets
> stuck preventing user from reaching this service after descriptor is
> published. Like this: Could not pick one of the responsible hidden
> service directories to fetch descriptors, because we already tried
> them all unsuccessfully.
> It has jumped to 30s from 5s due to "load on authorities".
> + o Minor bugfixes (hidden services): + - Upload hidden service
> descriptors slightly less often, to reduce + load on
> "Load on authorities" is not the point anymore because we don't use
> V0 since 0.2.2.1-alpha. Thus I think it's safe to drop it back to at
> least 5s (3s?) for all services. Or even remove it at all?
The questions are:
* Can we drop this delay? Why?
* Can we set it back to 5s thus avoiding issues that can arise after
removing the delay?
* Should we do something now or postpone it to prop224?
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