Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#16994 new enhancement

Add submission form for 3rd party mirrors

Reported by: elypter Owned by: sukhbir
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/GetTor Version:
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Description

there should be a submission form for mirrors.
if a mirror supports https and is being checked on a regular basis (could be done using a script test downloading the file) it should be relatively safe. for additional security the hosting service should be checked for trustworthyness manually to ensure that it is not fooling the bot by providing a different download for his ip. as long as a mirror is considered safe and up to date it would be kept in a pool like the bridges.

this way people could spread mirrors on all kinds of services and websited making it impossible for a censor to block all mirrors without breaking major parts of the internet.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by kernelcorn

There is a mailing list for this already, and a list of mirrors is already on torproject.org. Discussions on mirror availability and trustworthiness take place on the mailing list. Many of the mirrors are already hosted by companies that provide valuable services, making it less likely that censors will block them.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by elypter

i meant downlaod mirrors which are much easier to host than 30gb websites. besides that a visitor cannot trust such a mirror.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by mrphs

Cc: mrphs added
Severity: Normal
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