[tor-dev] How do Ed25519 relay IDs look like?

nusenu nusenu-lists at riseup.net
Sun Aug 2 09:57:52 UTC 2020

Damian Johnson:
>> Isn't using "fingerprint" not a bit misleading since it is not the output of
>> a hash function but the ed25519 master public key itself?
> Hi nusenu, that's fair. We've begun to conflate a couple concepts here...
> * Relay operators, controllers, DirPorts, etc all require a canonical
> relay identifier. They don't care how it's derived as long as it's
> unique to the relay.
> * Relays publish a public ed25519 key. This is an implementation
> detail that isn't of interest to the above populations.
> I'd advise against attempting to rename "fingerprint". That hasn't
> gone well for hidden services [1]. But with that aside, relay
> identifiers and the representation of ed25519 public keys don't
> necessarily need to be one and the same.

I'll wait until you (Tor developers) decided on the final naming and format
and added a reference 




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