[tor-dev] onion v2 deprecation plan?

George Kadianakis desnacked at riseup.net
Fri Apr 27 15:37:08 UTC 2018

Jonathan Marquardt <mail at parckwart.de> writes:

> On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 04:58:36PM -0400, grarpamp wrote:
>> In onionland, there seems to be little knowledge of v3, thus little worry
>> about v2 in cases where v3 would actually apply to benefit, that's bad.
> v3 onion services just seem like a way worse deal to the average user and 
> the unknowledgeable admin. Mainly because the addresses are way too long. I 
> can remember a couple of v2 addresses, but not a single v3 address. So that's 
> just bad advertising from the start.

IMO if you have the ability to memorize v2 addresses by heart, you are
already not an average user. Average users just google most things they
try to visit.

That said, I do share your concerns, and that's why I mentioned that
finding a solution to the onion name issue is a priority before v3 can
go mainstream (or even v2).

> Before at least Facebook, DuckDuckGo, The New York Times, the Debian Project 
> and even the Tor Project themselves (!) have rolled out their v3 onion 
> services, one shouldn't even think about deprecating HSv2. It's going to be 
> around for many years to come, taking for them just as long to vanish as an 
> SSL version, I think, unfortunately.

Agreed. We are indeed a long way from deprecating HSv2 :)

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