[tor-project] Intent to Minimise Effort: Fallback Directory Mirrors

nusenu nusenu-lists at riseup.net
Fri Aug 25 22:30:00 UTC 2017

To reduce the amount of work required to maintain the list I'd propose
to remove the emailing step (or at least reduce it to a one way email
without the need to parse replies) from the process and use ContactInfo
as a way to collect the intention of relay operators to opt-in/opt-out
of the fallback directory mirrors list.

This comes at the price of increasing the descriptor size, but
(temporary) 5 chars might be ok? You can probably reduce it to 3 chars
if 5 is to much.

This could be something like:

Add " fd:0" at the end of your contactInfo for opt-out and
" fd:1"
for opt-in.

or f0 and f1

Once you defined a format you could simply email that info to tor-relays
and known fallbackdirs and watch how well it is received by looking at
contactInfo data.

This way you could probably update the list with every release without
requiring a lot of manual work.


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