Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#1884 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Automatically update GeoIP database on relays and bridges

Reported by: karsten Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: post 0.2.2.x
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Keywords: tor-relay
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The most common way for a relay or bridge to update its GeoIP database is to upgrade to a newer Tor version. There should be a way for the directory authorities to tell when a new GeoIP database is available, so that relays and bridges can upgrade their database. Due to Roger, something like this is specified in one of the proposals (or at least stated as a good idea), but it is not yet implemented.

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by karsten

On second thought, is upgrading the GeoIP database something that Thandy should do?

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by nickm

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Seems a lot like a job for Thandy to me. OTOH, there are some systems (most of the unixes with good packaging systems) that will probably not use thandy for their updates. But these systems will probably get Tor updates anyway, so they'll wind up with okay GeoIP databases.

So I'm closing this as wontfix; please comment or reopen if you disagree.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-relay added

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Component: Tor RelayTor
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