[tor-talk] Does #17772 affect entry or directory guard or both?
nusenu at openmailbox.org
Sat Dec 12 09:19:36 UTC 2015
>> Tor version 0.2.7.6 fixes a major bug in entry guard selection,
>> >> - Actually look at the Guard flag when selecting a new directory
>> >> guard. When we implemented the directory guard design, we
>> >> accidentally started treating all relays as if they have the Guard
>> >> flag during guard selection, leading to weaker anonymity and worse
>> >> performance. Fixes bug 17772; bugfix on 0.2.4.8-alpha. Discovered
>> >> by Mohsen Imani.
The changelog is not entirely clear to me, first it says "major bug in
*entry* guard selection" later it says "Actually look at the Guard flag
when selecting a new *directory* guard".
#17772  is named:
"We don't consider the Guard flag when picking a *directory* guard"
Does that affect only directory guards or entry+directory guards or does
it depend on the UseEntryGuardsAsDirGuards setting which is on by default?
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