Opened 6 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#26908 reopened enhancement

make it more clear that bridge torrc files should not contain any MyFamily lines

Reported by: nusenu Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: 0.3.5.x-final
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: 035-can
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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 (11)

comment:1 Changed 6 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 6 months ago by teor

Milestone: Tor: unspecified

comment:3 in reply to:  1 Changed 6 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 6 months ago by nusenu

now filed as #26909

comment:5 Changed 5 months ago by rl1987

Status: newneeds_review

comment:6 Changed 5 months ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: unspecifiedTor: 0.3.5.x-final

comment:7 Changed 4 months ago by nickm

Resolution: implemented
Status: needs_reviewclosed

looks fine to me; merged!

comment:8 Changed 4 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 4 months ago by arma

Resolution: implemented
Status: closedreopened

reopening in hopes of getting an answer :)

comment:10 Changed 4 months ago by arma

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

comment:11 Changed 2 months ago by nickm

Keywords: 035-can added
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