Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#13082 new enhancement

Use a better default torrc

Reported by: saint Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tor-relay torrc needs-design
Cc: griffin@…, cass Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:


There should really be a function added to Tor to use a better default torrc, depending on what you'd like to use it for. Even if it's just a one-time torrc creation/replacement function (with no editing of one that's in place), I think it would be an improvement over what exists now (which assumes client-only).

Example: tor --torrc -r --max=4mbps --burst=6mbps for running a relay that advertises 4mbps speed, with a burst of 6mbps.
Or: tor --torrc -b --obfs3 for creating a bridge of the obfs3 variety.

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by saint

Cc: griffin@… added

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: unspecified

Seems like the kind of thing that would be pretty fun for somebody to do as a command-line wrapper in a higher level language? The hard part here would be getting the design right.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by cass

Cc: cass added
Severity: Normal

This ticket is tagged SponsorZ, but it looks like progress stalled two years ago. Is this still a thing that needs funding?

(If yes, could someone please clarify the benefits/impact of the requested change?)

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by nickm

I think this might be fundable as part of a much larger "relay operator usability" thing, but I don't see how it's fundable on its own.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-relay torrc needs-design added; SponsorZ removed
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