Changes between Version 3 and Version 7 of Ticket #17728


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Timestamp:
Mar 1, 2017, 8:33:36 PM (2 years ago)
Author:
teor
Comment:

Clarify that this ticket is about efficiency, allowing clients to stop authority connections after the NETINFO cell, rather than downloading directory documents to check the time.

(This could be complex, because we don't want to cancel the non-authority connections, and then have to start again.)

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  • Ticket #17728

    • Property Keywords tor-03-unspecified-201612 added
    • Property Milestone changed from Tor: 0.2.9.x-final to Tor: unspecified
  • Ticket #17728 – Description

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    55In #4483, we make multiple connections, and use the first connection that starts downloading. If there are multiple connections downloading, we favour authority connections, so that tor can still get a clock check.
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    7 But if tor used the date from ~~the TLS handshake~~, it could abort authority connections sooner. This would place less load on the authorities.
     7But if tor used the date from ~~the TLS handshake~~, it could get directory documents from a fallback directory, and abort authority connections sooner. This would place less load on the authorities.
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    99This would be similar to the tlsdate implementation: