[tor-talk] Help test the v3 onion service patch if you like

Roger Dingledine arma at torproject.org
Mon Jan 11 22:36:46 UTC 2021

Hi people-who-enjoy-building-their-Tor-from-source,

We have an experimental fix for making v3 onion services work, both
client-side and service-side, even while the network is in a degraded

(More background:

You'll need to apply the patch to both the service side and the client
side. (But it might work just to apply it on the client side -- if the
service side still has its introduction points open and hasn't tried to
publish a new hsdesc that lists different introduction points.)

And you're in luck, the network is running in degraded mode right now,
so it is the perfect time to try the patch. :) :/

You can find it as a git branch at

or as a Tor diff which you can apply to your git checkout:

or as a Tor tarball I just made, at
$ sha256sum tor-
0e66ef42e048551acdabdc27ac2510bc4230be56fb4574f31a6827eb650e1c77 tor-

If you don't like building from source, that's fine. But if you do,
please test, and help find problems! Our current plan is to get this
patch into Tor, which will come out tomorrow-ish, and that
will work its way into an upcoming Tor Browser alpha at some point.


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