[tor-talk] Does #17772 affect entry or directory guard or both?

nusenu nusenu at openmailbox.org
Sat Dec 12 09:19:36 UTC 2015

>> Tor version 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 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 [1] 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?


[1] https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17772

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