Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago

#17956 new defect

Let tor handle disconnects better

Reported by: dns2utf8 Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version: Tor: 0.2.7.5
Severity: Normal Keywords: network reliability client sponsor8-maybe needs-testing needs-design
Cc: fdsfgs@… Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

Hi all

I noticed a problem with Tor over unstable WLan/Wifi.
Everytime my laptop takes more than 5 seconds to reconnect to the wireless, the tor client idles until the active cyrcle reaches its 10 minutes limit.

Workaround: restart or reload the tor-deamon

Regards dns2utf8

OS: Arch Linux amd64

Child Tickets

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by teor

Milestone: Tor: 0.2.9.x-final

This is the behaviour we expect:

  • any client request, such as opening a new page or refreshing an existing page in Tor Browser, should cause Tor to retry connecting. If this isn't working, please reply to this ticket with your Tor log.
  • Try "New Tor Circuit" and "New Identity" if that doesn't work.
  • (Restarting your Tor Browser will also do this, but it shouldn't be necessary.)

We're working on it:

  • In 0.2.8 / master, #4483 should make this slightly better, as will #17158 when it merges (they both retry connections for around 20 seconds, regardless of whether earlier connections fail)
  • In general, this is a hard problem to solve, see for example #14124, #17543, #2149

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by isabela

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

tickets market to be removed from milestone 029

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by teor

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

Milestone renamed

comment:4 Changed 2 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 23 months ago by tokotoko

Cc: fdsfgs@… added

comment:6 Changed 21 months ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-03-unspecified-201612 removed

Remove an old triaging keyword.

comment:7 Changed 20 months ago by nickm

Keywords: reliability client sponsor8-maybe needs-testing needs-design added
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