[tor-relays] Relay MIGHTYWANG consensus issues and loss of STABLE flag
wang at mighty.wang
Fri Oct 29 22:28:46 UTC 2021
Yes I saw your post on the day it happened and guessed that we are
suffering from exactly the same issue that started at exactly the same
I couldn't correlate the loss of stable flag with anything in recent Tor
server releases but I am going to recheck those; I am currently working
my way back through the consensus voting lists in the run-up to the 14th
October to try and understand where the problem started,
I'll report back here.
On 29/10/21 18:57, Eddie wrote:
> Welcome to the club:
> Since Georg opened that (on my behalf) I too have lost the Stable flag.
> On 10/29/2021 9:10 AM, Mighty Wang wrote:
>> Hello fellow operators
>> I have one pretty large relay, MIGHTYWANG which is an IP4/6 guard,
>> dedicated hardware running on a 1Gb line uncontended. It is usually
>> one of the top 5 relays by consensus weight but on the morning of
>> 14th October it lost Guard status on account of losing the stable flag.
>> I checked logs, connectivity and server health - nothing unusual,
>> everything is generally pretty bullet proof in and around the relay
>> and it had been running for well over a year without a reboot - just
>> the very occasional Tor daemon restart following upgrades but no such
>> activity prior to the 14th.
>> So next I checked the consensus and I see that around half of the
>> directory authorities seem to be not assigning the stable flag. See
>> attached screenshot showing current consensus.
>> The peering to each of those relays seems OK from what I can see (IP4
>> and IP6) so any idea what gives?
>> I've got a MIGHTYWANG sitting here twiddling it's thumbs because have
>> the directory authorities don't want to use it. Bit of a waste.
>> I had similar things happen a few years ago with one of my old
>> relays; again no obvious reason, just seemed to be the a random whim
>> of the directory authorities.
>> I've noticed a couple of other long term relays are in a similar
>> position - is this some time of attack, deliberate action or just Tor
>> MIGHTYWANG 9B2BC7EFD661072AFADC533BE8DCF1C19D8C2DCC
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