[tor-relays] Are zealous connections to directory port common?

Tora Tora Tora tor at allthatnet.com
Fri Mar 14 19:56:27 UTC 2014

On 03/14/2014 02:45 PM, Roger Dingledine wrote:


> See https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/9969 for one case.
> I wonder if these are clients running Tor versions from back before we
> did directory fetches tunnelled over the ORPort -- clients from that long
> ago would launch quite a few requests to the DirPort of various relays,
> and since we disabled the v2 directory status documents, maybe there's
> a bug where they keep asking if they don't have anything they like.

Interesting. I hope it was just a bug. Still 400+ connections a minute 
on a single Guard relay is a bit annoying.

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