Opened 5 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#17709 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Make directory mirrors fetch from fallback directory mirrors

Reported by: teor Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tor-03-unspecified-201612
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This is the parent task for making directory mirrors fetch from fallback directory mirrors. (#15775 / #4483 make clients fetch from fallback directory mirrors.)

I think we'll get this done in 0.2.9, if we get it done earlier, great. Clients can start fetching from fallback directory mirrors in 0.2.8 regardless.

Child Tickets

#17574defectclosedFallback mirrors should never fetch from fallback mirrors
#17707enhancementclosedShould fallback directories FetchDirInfoExtraEarly?

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by teor

This task makes directory downloads happen as follows:

  • authorities generate the consensus
  • FallbackDirs FetchDirInfoExtraEarly
  • Directory Mirrors FetchDirInfoEarly
  • Everything else, including non-directory mirror relays and clients and hidden services and bridges, fetches on a client-like schedule
  • Bridge clients then directory_fetches_dir_info_later()

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by teor

Milestone: Tor: 0.2.9.x-finalTor: 0.2.???

I'm inclined to mark this WONTFIX, or delay it until it's a feature we will benefit from.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by teor

Milestone: Tor: 0.2.???Tor: 0.3.???

Milestone renamed

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-03-unspecified-201612 added
Milestone: Tor: 0.3.???Tor: unspecified

Finally admitting that 0.3.??? was a euphemism for Tor: unspecified all along.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by teor

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

This seems like a whole lot of work for not much benefit.

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