[tor-dev] Proposal 297: Relaxing the protover-based shutdown rules

Ian Goldberg iang at cs.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Sep 19 23:51:13 UTC 2018

On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 09:40:49AM +1000, teor wrote:
> Hi,
> This proposal seems good to me.
> > On 20 Sep 2018, at 02:20, Nick Mathewson <nickm at torproject.org> wrote:
> > 
> >   I propose that when deciding whether to shut down because of
> >   subprotocol requirements, a Tor implementation should only shut
> >   down if the consensus is dated to some time after the
> >   implementation's release date.
> How does an implementation discover its' release date?
> Are we going to hard-code a date in the code?
> If so, how are we going to remember to update that date?

If you make it use, say, the timestamp on the tip git commit of the
source, then it's (a) automated, and (b) reproducible.  But that's more
of a build date than a release date, of course.  (That's what otr uses.)

   - Ian

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