Opened 19 months ago

Last modified 15 months ago

#29102 new defect

Serialize padding state machine in consensus

Reported by: mikeperry Owned by:
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Core Tor/DirAuth Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: wtf-pad
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points: 15
Reviewer: Sponsor: Sponsor2


We should have the ability to list padding machines in the consensus.

This might not make 041.

Child Tickets

#28638newSerialize state machines in the torrcCore Tor/Tor

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 18 months ago by mikeperry

Points: 815

comment:2 Changed 18 months ago by mikeperry

Keywords: 041-proposed removed

Take some wtf-pad stuff out of 041-proposed

comment:3 Changed 15 months ago by mikeperry

Priority: MediumLow

Lowering priority: while I think there will be lots of research interest in different types of padding machines, I don't think the actual machine updates will require update via consensus until we start producing many different types of machines for different quantities of spare consensus overhead, which is a long way off.

I think #29203 plus #29098 plus the existing global consensus padding rate limits are way more immediately useful for reacting to different amounts of network load than swapping machines in and out entirely on the fly, at least until we learn more.

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