[tor-relays] #25110: warn on missing MyFamily

teor teor2345 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 01:44:34 UTC 2018

> On 1 Feb 2018, at 11:36, nusenu <nusenu-lists at riseup.net> wrote:
>>> If you are the relay operator, please set a working contactInfo and proper MyFamily configuration
>>> and drop an email to bad-relays at lists.torproject.org.
>> We added this advice to the man page in
> #24526 did not make it into but it will be in the next 0.3.2.x release.
>> Should we also add a warning during Tor's config processing?
>> (Many people don't read warnings either, but it might help some.)
>> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/25110
> Thank you for suggesting this config warning.
> If it is a single instance operator it will always be a
> false-positive warning.

Single instance operators do not set MyFamily.

I suggest the following logic:

If the operator sets MyFamily, and does not set ContactInfo:
  log a warning asking them to set ContactInfo

It should be 2 lines of C code.

> Or do you actually intent to
> implement a logic that compares the ContactInfo
> of itself with other relays and warns if there is more than
> one relay with that contactinfo?
> (less false-positives)

No, this is unnecessary.


Tim / teor

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