Roger Dingledine arma at
Mon Jun 8 13:46:00 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 01:35:26PM +0400, ??????? ?????? wrote:
> I wan't to use my own server descriptors with tor. For example: I have
> installed tor as a server on some host in the internet. The tor's
> configuration deny it to publish its descriptor to dir servers. Then I
> got it descriptor, through control port and decided to insert it to my
> tor client, through control protocol (+POSTDESCRIPTOR). Tor said 250
> ok, but tor didn't build any circuits with my server. Tor builds
> circuits with my server only through EXTENDCIRCUIT command. Tell me
> please, can tor automatically build circuits with servers from

Not currently. Tor looks at the networkstatus consensus to decide which
relays are Running or otherwise suitable for circuits. Your descriptor
isn't listed there, so Tor doesn't consider using it.

If somebody were to write a patch to implement a +POSTNS
instruction (using a format like a networkstatus stanza in your
~/.tor/cached-consensus file), I think that would be good.

Doing it right would be tricky though -- for example, it wouldn't get
cached anywhere, and Tor would discard it every time it gets a new
networkstatus consensus (and finds that it's missing any mention of
your descriptor).


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