[tor-dev] Proposal 312: Automatic Relay IPv6 Addresses
mirimir at riseup.net
Tue Feb 4 00:43:24 UTC 2020
On 02/03/2020 02:17 PM, s7r wrote:
> In the current form of this proposal, it looks kind of optional ("We
> propose this optional change, to improve..."). I propose removing the
> line which contains "this optional change" and changing the following:
> In practice, each operating system has a different way of detecting IPv6
> address privacy extensions. And some operating systems may not tell
> applications if a particular address is using privacy extensions. So
> implementing this change may be difficult.
> In practice, each operating system has a different way of indicating if
> an IPv6 address comes from a privacy extension or not. Usually the
> operating system also returns the state of each available address:
> "public" - the ones that does not change, and which Tor should use
> "temporary" - the ones that come from privacy extensions
> Tor should always ask for and use a "public" IPv6 addresses to build
> relay descriptor.
What's the downside of using "temporary" IPv6 addresses from privacy
I mean, isn't better privacy a good thing?
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