Opened 19 months ago

Last modified 19 months ago

#26068 new defect

better describe bridges vs. relays in the glosary

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: metrics-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Metrics/Website Version:
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comment:1 Changed 19 months ago by karsten

Cc: metrics-team added

Agreed, the definitions are slightly confusing. Here's what we have right now:

bridge: a relay whose existence is non-public and which can therefore provide access for blocked clients, often in combination with pluggable transports, which registers itself with the bridge authority.

relay: a publicly-listed node in the Tor network that forwards traffic on behalf of clients, and that registers itself with the directory authorities.

I wonder if we should say server rather than node or even relay as the broader term for a relay-or-bridge thing. After all, we also have a "Server" category on the website that includes relays and bridges.

irl, would you be able to check what the other glossaries use here? Would this change move us further into their direction or in an opposite direction?

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