[tor-dev] UX improvement proposal: Onion auto-redirects using Alt-Svc HTTP header

Iain R. Learmonth irl at torproject.org
Wed Nov 15 12:17:32 UTC 2017


On 15/11/17 11:35, Alec Muffett wrote:
> 8) So, to pass concrete advice on the basis of experience: rather than
> pursue novel headers and reinvent a bunch of established,
> widely-understood web redirection technologies, I would ask that Tor
> focus its efforts instead upon providing a service - perhaps a listener
> service embedded in little-t tor as an enable-able service akin to
> SOCKSListener - which can accept a request from <cidr-subnetmask>,
> receive an newline-terminated IP address, and return a set of flags
> associated with that IP (exit node, relay, whatever) - or "none" where
> the IP is not part of the tor network.  Riff on this protocol as you see
> fit.

Is this not what TorDNSEL does?



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