Opened 14 months ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#18856 new enhancement

Talk with tor's ORPort

Reported by: atagar Owned by: atagar
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Core Tor/Stem Version:
Severity: Minor Keywords: descriptor
Cc: yawning, teor Actual Points:
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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.

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comment:1 Changed 14 months ago by atagar

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comment:2 Changed 12 months ago by yawning

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comment:3 Changed 12 months ago by teor

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