What to do at IP number change?

anon ymous a.y.main.contact at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 10 09:26:11 UTC 2008

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If a middleman dies and the client gets to know this.
Can a running circuit be recovered by chosing a new middle-man and
informing the nodes down the chain about this?
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On 1/10/08, Scott Bennett <bennett at cs.niu.edu> wrote:
>      On Wed, 09 Jan 2008 19:31:02 -0800 "F. Fox" <kitsune.or at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >Roger Dingledine wrote:
> >(snip)
> >| Even if you hup your Tor rather than restarting it, you're still killing
> >| all the circuits going through you...
> >(snip)
> >
> >I didn't know this; since I'm using Kitsune-OR experimentally in part,
> >I've SIGHUP'ed it quite often after tweaking it. I thought that SIGHUP
> >didn't harm circuits like a restart obviously would, but I guess I was
> >wrong.
>      You're missing the point w.r.t. killing circuits.  The SIGHUP to tor
> has nothing to do with the circuits dying.  The circuits die because you
> removed the IP address at your end of the TCP connections conducting those
> circuits from the Internet.  It's the same as though your entire system had
> crashed.  It does it to every other open TCP connection on your system
> routed
> through the now defunct IP address at the same time, not just to tor's TCP
> connections.
> >
> >I'll need to keep this in mind - thank you, Roger. =:o)
> >
>      Roger's other comments regarding the directory operations are things
> you should gather from the documentation, too.  Perhaps it would be worth
> your time to (re)read the basic documentation and also the document covering
> each of the directory protocol versions.
>                                   Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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