[tor-dev] proposal 328: consensus parameters

Nick Mathewson nickm at torproject.org
Thu Nov 18 00:59:02 UTC 2021

On Wed, Nov 17, 2021 at 4:39 PM nusenu <nusenu-lists at riseup.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/core/torspec/-/blob/main/proposals/328-relay-overload-report.md
> > For DNS timeouts, the X and Y are consensus parameters
> > (overload_dns_timeout_scale_percent and overload_dns_timeout_period_secs)
> > defined in param-spec.txt.
> should one be able to find these parameters
> (overload_dns_timeout_scale_percent and overload_dns_timeout_period_secs)
> on
> https://consensus-health.torproject.org/#consensusparams
> or in
> https://collector.torproject.org/recent/relay-descriptors/consensuses/
> or is this not yet deployed?
> What are the values of these parameters currently?
Every network parameter has a default value; IIUC, unless at least three
authorities are voting for some value, everybody will use the default.
It's normal for the authorities not to vote for a different value if they
all think the default is reasonable.

The default for these parameters is in param-spec.txt at

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