[tor-dev] Question on Tor Design (current and maybe past and future)

ng0 ng0 at infotropique.org
Fri Nov 10 21:58:17 UTC 2017

ng0 transcribed 3.2K bytes:
> Hi,
> Jonathan Marquardt transcribed 2.1K bytes:
> > On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 08:59:34AM +0000, ng0 wrote:
> > > can one of the core developers tell me if there exists
> > > a current summary of the design of Tor?
> > 
> > I’m not one of the core developers, but I know where the design documents are 
> > anyway:
> > 
> > https://www.torproject.org/docs/documentation.html.en#DesignDoc
> Oh, obvious location. I have the specs git and the anonbib, so I
> thought I had to skip through all of them to get some up to date
> idea.
> > A good start would probably be to read the original design document from 2004
> That's obvious, and goes without stating that I've read at least
> this one before asking (and I didn't ask about old designs).
> > and after that the two "Eight key design changes" blog posts.
> Okay, which year were they written in?

Nevermind the question on the blogposts, I've just read the
DesignDoc anchor.

> After sending this post I realized my sentence structure
> suffered a bit of an early morning post. Maybe this is
> a bit more precise (while still keeping it short):
>   A summary of the currenty (late 2017) design of Tor,
>   a reflection on past designs and why they were
>   disregarded/changed,
>   and where you are heading at the moment.
> I'm used to websites and content you can display in the
> webbrowser not being up to date all the time, and my
> assumption was that I would have to dig through all
> the papers and blog posts, meeting notes and come to
> a conclusion on my own - or ask you to get some
> insiders view on this.
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