Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 21 months ago

#18823 new enhancement

Sanity check on the fallback dir torrc values

Reported by: dgoulet Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version: Tor: 0.2.8.2-alpha
Severity: Normal Keywords: easy, safety, dont-do-that-then, tor-client
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points: small
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

This is part of #18481. torrc options were added to control the fallback directories schedule and behavior. We need to sanity check those once set.

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

What's the impact of doing/not-doing this?

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Keywords: 029-nickm-unsure added

comment:3 in reply to:  1 Changed 3 years ago by teor

Keywords: 029-teor-unsure easy added

Replying to nickm:

What's the impact of doing/not-doing this?

In rare cases, users can accidentally enter download schedule values that make their tor make rapid connections to fallbacks or authorities.
(That said, this may already be true of the existing config options.)

It's far more likely that users will break their tor if they modify these options.
We have lots of these kind of config options already, and our standard response is "then don't do that".

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Keywords: 029-nickm-says-no added; 029-nickm-unsure removed

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Keywords: lorax added
Milestone: Tor: unspecified

comment:6 Changed 22 months ago by nickm

Keywords: 029-nickm-says-no removed

comment:7 Changed 21 months ago by nickm

Keywords: safety dont-do-that-then tor-client added; 029-proposed 029-teor-unsure lorax removed
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