Talk with tor's ORPort
|Reported by:||atagar||Owned by:||atagar|
|Cc:||yawning, teor||Actual Points:|
Description (last modified by atagar)
Long ago tor served and received descriptors on its DirPort but nowadays it uses single-hop circuits on its ORPort instead. In fact, the DirPort is essentially unused besides Stem.
It would be nice if Stem learned how to download descriptors from tor's ORPort. This would allow us to better test relays and the directory authorities. This is a very minor benefit and not worth the amount of effort it would likely take, but we might be able to make this easier by taking advantage of other tor implementations written in python...
A list of all known tor implementations can be found here.