Opened 17 months ago

Last modified 9 months ago

#26908 reopened defect

make it more clear that torrc files should not contain any bridges in their MyFamily lines

Reported by: nusenu Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: 035-can, easy, doc, fast-fix
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Description

We improved this part of the documentation in the past but it is still not clear enough:
https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-relays/2018-July/015735.html

lets add:

"Do NOT add MyFamily lines to your bridge configuration files."

to the torrc and MyFamily section of the man page.

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Change History (12)

comment:1 Changed 17 months ago by nusenu

To fail safe:
Should tor in bridge mode ignore MyFamily lines in its torrc file and emit a warning?

comment:2 Changed 17 months ago by teor

Milestone: Tor: unspecified

comment:3 in reply to:  1 Changed 17 months ago by teor

Replying to nusenu:

To fail safe:
Should tor in bridge mode ignore MyFamily lines in its torrc file and emit a warning?

That seems like a good feature, but it belongs in a separate ticket.

comment:4 Changed 17 months ago by nusenu

now filed as #26909

comment:5 Changed 16 months ago by rl1987

Status: newneeds_review

comment:6 Changed 16 months ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: unspecifiedTor: 0.3.5.x-final

comment:7 Changed 16 months ago by nickm

Resolution: implemented
Status: needs_reviewclosed

looks fine to me; merged!

comment:8 Changed 16 months ago by arma

What was the goal here?

I don't know of any harm in having family entries in a bridge descriptor.

The harm is in having bridges listed in a relay descriptor. And I guess maybe we worry that bridge operators will slip up and put their family entries in both?

comment:9 Changed 16 months ago by arma

Resolution: implemented
Status: closedreopened

reopening in hopes of getting an answer :)

comment:10 Changed 16 months ago by arma

Or, oh, maybe the worry is that bridges will list other bridges in their family line?

comment:11 Changed 13 months ago by nickm

Keywords: 035-can added

comment:12 in reply to:  10 Changed 9 months ago by teor

Keywords: easy doc fast-fix added
Milestone: Tor: 0.3.5.x-finalTor: unspecified
Summary: make it more clear that bridge torrc files should not contain any MyFamily linesmake it more clear that torrc files should not contain any bridges in their MyFamily lines
Type: enhancementdefect

Replying to arma:

Or, oh, maybe the worry is that bridges will list other bridges in their family line?

That's not possible, Tor already warns and ignores family lines on bridges.

To close this ticket, we should document that *relays and bridges* should not include *bridges* in their MyFamily lines.

And we should do it in the man page and sample torrc files.

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