[tor-dev] Tor Bandwidth List Format specification

juga juga at riseup.net
Thu May 10 13:40:00 UTC 2018

Iain Learmonth:
>> The main question that came up was whether we should create a backwards
>> incompatible specification version 2.0.0.
> I do think it may be easier to finish this specification first before
> moving on to a 2.0.0 version. We discussed this specification at the
> last Tor Metrics meeting: Currently Tor Metrics' descriptor parsing
> library (metrics-lib) does not have a parser for the current (1.0.0)
> bandwidth lists. We should implement this, and hopefully it would not be
> too much extra work to make this also work for 1.1.0 lists.

It shouldn't be much extra work, if metrics-lib ignore the extra header
lines and extra bandwidth KeyValue (as Tor currently does).
> If there were to be a 2.0.0 version, I would hope this brings the syntax
> closer to other Tor descriptors to enable us to reuse existing code in
> our parser (and also for tor to reuse existing code too) rather than
> being something entirely new.

That was the idea :)


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