[tor-dev] How to query HS hostname from control port

dawuud dawuud at riseup.net
Fri Sep 9 08:23:44 UTC 2016

On Thu, Sep 08, 2016 at 07:16:26PM -0400, Jesse V wrote:
> Well, this certainly triggered more conversation than I was expecting. I
> was simply wondering if there was such a method call, and apparently
> there isn't. That's okay.
> I thought about this and decided to go with Yawning's suggestion to just
> use ADD_ONION and then record the returned RSA private key. It's easy
> enough to add that same key back into Tor whenever I want. There are
> several main advantages with this route, including isolating my
> software's data from Tor's and requiring fewer modifications to torrc.

How does ADD_ONION help with tor vs app data isolation?  Why do you
have to modify any torrc at all? Can't you do everything through the
control port? I suppose there are many options not available via control port.
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