[tor-relays] According to globe and atlas, bridges have guard flags, while they actually don't have them at all...

Karsten Loesing karsten at torproject.org
Sun Dec 7 09:38:09 UTC 2014

On 06/12/14 11:50, Justaguy wrote:
> What is the cause for this behavior?
> https://globe.thecthulhu.com/#/bridge/286FD249840142D1C7536C2D12FDBE5EA63AD912
> https://atlas.thecthulhu.com/#details/286FD249840142D1C7536C2D12FDBE5EA63AD912

The bridge authority Tonga does assign the Guard flag to bridges.
Here's the most recent status entry of that bridge:


r ChandlerObfs9 KG/SSYQBQtHHU2wtEv2+XqY62RI CvvmidLiuH6dlS3by+j6NI3KtNw
2014-12-07 07:46:48 443 0
a [fd9f:2e19:3bcf::fb:6ded]:443
s Fast Guard Running Stable Valid
w Bandwidth=554
p reject 1-65535

My guess is that Tonga assigns Guard flags because nobody cared to
disable that.  But nothing in the network uses Guard flags of bridges,
so there's no real harm in having them.  The only flags that BridgeDB
pays attention to are Running and Stable, AFAIK.

All the best,

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