Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#27659 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Automatically use another guard when an onion service appears unreachable

Reported by: traumschule Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: asc, dgoulet Actual Points:
Parent ID: #27655 Points:
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Description (last modified by traumschule)

When TB's guard has an outdated descriptors list a TB user is unable to access the service with TB for some time.

Might be handy to make the number of guards to try in a row configurable.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by traumschule

Description: modified (diff)

clarification not to change TB's guards, but to try others as well.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by sysrqb

Status: newneeds_information

If this is related to establishing a connection with an onion service, then changing the guard should not solve the problem (in general). Using more guards is also something tor tries very hard not to do, so anything like this requires more discussion.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by traumschule

Cc: asc dgoulet added

for an onion service, the descriptor is fetched from a hsdir, which is (roughly) a stable, relay in the tor network that (hopefully) isn't your guard

Is there anything we can do when hsdirs are missing descriptors (from a user / TB perspective)?

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by traumschule

Resolution: wontfix
Status: needs_informationclosed

closing this since it's totally off track

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