[tor-relays] Is the public information for relays trustable?

Chad MILLER chad at cornsilk.net
Sun Nov 25 00:09:33 UTC 2018

On Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 2:37 PM Roger Dingledine <arma at mit.edu> wrote:

> (Relays try not to publish their descriptor until their self-reachability
> test works, so it seems likely that at some point in the past they managed
> to get a connection to their IP:ORPort to work. That or the UbuntuCore
> snap package does something weird like setting AssumeReachable to 1.)

Ew, no, it doesn't. See "daemon" and "torrc"-ish files.

It does use tor-fw-helper to ask NAT devices for inbound access. That
protocol is pretty hacky.
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