[tor-dev] Upcoming Tor change with application impact: "Dormant Mode"

Michael Rogers michael at briarproject.org
Fri Dec 21 11:33:54 UTC 2018

Hi Nick,

Is the guard connection closed when becoming dormant?

On 13/12/2018 20:56, Nick Mathewson wrote:
>        DormantTimeoutDisabledByIdleStreams 0|1
>            If true, then any open client stream (even one not reading or
>            writing) counts as client activity for the purpose of
>            DormantClientTimeout. If false, then only network activity counts.
>            (Default: 1)

When this option's set to 0 and Tor becomes dormant, will it close any
idle client connections that are still open?

Will it close client connections on receiving SIGNAL DORMANT?

If Tor doesn't close client connections when becoming dormant, will it
become active again (or send an event that the controller can use to
trigger SIGNAL ACTIVE) if there's activity on an open client stream?

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