[tor-mirrors] Mirrors future

Peter Ludikovsky peter at ludikovsky.name
Wed Aug 17 14:00:59 UTC 2016


Given the CDN-sponsoring by Fastly [1] I wonder what the future will
hold for mirror volunteers. I do know that those mirrors aren't taken
into account for updates and aren't listen on the download site [2]. The
only place I've seen them so far was when I used Tor Browser Launcher
[3], which uses a mirror list from 2 years ago.

My question is: what, if anything, is planned for the mirrors? Will the
main use be a backup, in case the main site goes down and/or is
compromised? Will they be included as part of the Fastly transport? Or
will they be only a fallback for advanced users who want to compare
binaries from multiple sources for integrity?

It would be nice if anyone from within the project could answer any of
those questions.


[2] https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en
[3] https://github.com/micahflee/torbrowser-launcher

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