Opened 2 months ago

Last modified 5 days ago

#28363 assigned enhancement

Make a torrc option which prevents Tor from falling asleep

Reported by: wagon Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: 040-proposed
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

Now, if Tor client doesn't see any activity within certain period of time on its SocksPort, it closes all circuits and disconnects from Internet. This may lead to troubles with some ISPs, where manual intervention is needed to connect to Internet again. It would be good to have an option which allows users to specify this period of inactivity manually (so it can be set to some big value), or an option which disables this behavior completely.

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 2 months ago by catalyst

Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Sponsor: Sponsor8-can

comment:2 Changed 7 days ago by gaba

Sponsor: Sponsor8-can

comment:3 Changed 6 days ago by nickm

Keywords: 040-proposed added

I think we should do this postfreeze in 040 to make dormant mode more useful.

comment:4 Changed 6 days ago by teor

Status: assignednew

Please don't assign tickets to arma.

comment:5 Changed 6 days ago by teor

Owner: arma deleted
Status: newassigned

Please don't assign tickets to anyone on the network team. Instead, let us decide how we want to handle a ticket.

comment:6 in reply to:  5 Changed 5 days ago by wagon

Replying to teor:

Please don't assign tickets to anyone on the network team. Instead, let us decide how we want to handle a ticket.

I'm sorry. I did it in the past, but I'm not doing it now. This ticket is 2 months old, so it was during the time when I did assignments.

Historically it had the following reason. Long time ago I noticed that some tor browser tickets do not get any attention or replies for years if they are not assigned and nobody is in cc. If such tickets get cc or assignment, they immediately get some feedback from tor team. I extrapolated this property from tor browser tickets to all tor tickets, which it was wrong, because core tor tickets are managed properly and in time. Thanks for that.

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