Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#16754 closed task (fixed)

Clean up the exisiting Pluggable Transport spec

Reported by: yawning Owned by: yawning
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Circumvention/Pluggable transport Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: SponsorS pt-spec
Cc: isabela Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:


The current Pluggable Transport spec has gotten more and more Tor specific, which is bad for people that aren't Tor that wish to use the managed PT API. The current spec should be cleaned up to address:

  • Why managed mode is a good idea.
  • Include the ExtORPort stuff.
  • Make it abundantly clear that not just Tor can/should use this and managed mode.
  • Other misc. spec clarifications as needed.

Note: This is entirely separate from writing a v2 of the Pluggable Transport spec that fixes the warts in the existing one (which will involve code).

Child Tickets

#13369closedasnTypo fix in pt-spec.txt: "KeyWordChar"Circumvention/Pluggable transport
#15545closedyawningDocument TOR_PT_EXIT_ON_STDIN_CLOSE in the pt-spec.Circumvention/Pluggable transport

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by yawning

Keywords: pt-spec added

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by isabela

Cc: isabela added

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by yawning

Severity: Normal
Status: newneeds_review

Has a draft, which will be revised as people comment on it.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by yawning


Per feedback from blanu on tor-dev@ and discussion with nickm, the torrc section was removed entirely since it is Tor specific, and belongs (and is present in) the man page.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by nickm

Resolution: fixed
Status: needs_reviewclosed


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