directory authority/authorities need(s) updating?

Scott Bennett bennett at
Sat Jan 26 11:36:21 UTC 2008

     When I restarted my tor server a while ago. it surprised me with

Jan 26 04:25:08.406 [notice] This version of Tor ( is newer than any recommended version, according to the directory authorities. Recommended versions are:,,,

So I peeked at the cached-consensus file and the cached-status/* files.  The
cached-consensus file contained


So far, so good, but then it had


So what's the deal with and not being recommended
as servers?
     The cacned-status/* files also contained some oddities.  Some had only
two copies of the authority's IP address instead of a host+domainname followed
by an IP address.  One of them was for, whose
cached-status file offered neither client-versions nor server-versions, even
though the cached-consensus file said it had come from this server and did
offer its not necessarily correct opinion of both.  The cached-status file for also offered neither client-versions nor server-versions.  The
other authorities offered reasonable client-versions and server-versions.
     Would the people running the authorities please get this straightened out
ASAP?  It seems like a bad idea to have them in such disagreement.
     Thanks much!

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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