[tor-relays] [Software Announcement] FamilyGenerator: Tor MyFamily Generator

Roman Mamedov rm at romanrm.net
Sun Jul 22 08:36:28 UTC 2018

On Sat, 21 Jul 2018 20:29:17 -0400
Neel Chauhan <neel at neelc.org> wrote:

> Hi tor-relays mailing list,
> I have created a tool called FamilyGenerator. FamilyGenerator is a tool 
> to automatically construct a Tor MyFamily line based on Onionoo 
> parameters.

If you blindly trust fingerprints fetched "from the Internet" and insert them
into your MyFamily string, then you might as well just use nicknames there.
Actually this is what I do, and while it does have the same downside as your
tool ("what if someone uses the same nickname"), at least it's much simpler,
human-readable in torrc, and not requiring any extra scripts.

With respect,

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