[tor-talk] fetching all server descriptors
tagnaq at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 14:55:16 UTC 2011
> It's correct that metrics-db does not fetch non-referenced descriptors.
> But it does parse the cached-descriptors[.new] files from gabelmoo, one of
> the directory authorities. So, the archives at least contain the
> descriptors published to gabelmoo. But there may be descriptors that are
> only published to one or more of the other directory authorities which
> would then not be contained in the metrics archive. I can't say how many
> descriptors we're talking about.
> See #2763 and #2282 for more discussion about this issue. The current
> status of these tasks is that we need to extend Tor to make the rejected
> descriptors and those not contained in the consensus available via the
> directory protocol. Once that's done, I can extend metrics-db to archive
> these descriptors, too. I'd like to turn off rsyncing the
> cached-descriptors* files from gabelmoo sooner rather than later.
>> > If my assumption is correct:
>> > Are there also archives that contain all descriptors? (referenced +
>> > unreferenced)
>> > Does the directory-archive script archive/fetch all descriptors?
> The directory-archive script only downloads referenced descriptors, too.
Thanks for your explanation.
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