[tor-mirrors] Mirrors future

Berkant Ustaoglu bustaoglu at uwaterloo.ca
Wed Aug 17 21:13:43 UTC 2016

Not from within the project but I take the mirrors from this mailing  
list and forward it so that others can obtain Tor. Around here the  
main site (torproject.org) is regularly banned.


Quoting Peter Ludikovsky <peter at ludikovsky.name>:

> Hello,
> 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.
> Regards
> /peter
> [1]
> https://www.fastly.com/blog/sponsoring-tor-project-content-delivery-services
> [2] https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en
> [3] https://github.com/micahflee/torbrowser-launcher


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