Opened 2 months ago

#31719 new enhancement

obfs4proxy should be more helpful if state file is empty

Reported by: phw Owned by:
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Circumvention/Obfs4 Version:
Severity: Minor Keywords: ux
Cc: phw Actual Points:
Parent ID: #30471 Points: 0.5
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Description

We had a user on IRC who ran into the following error message:

[warn] Server managed proxy encountered a method error. (obfs4 failed to load statefile '/var/db/tor/pt_state/obfs4_state.json': unexpected end of JSON input)

It turns out that the user's state file was empty. Removing the state file and then having obfs4proxy re-create it fixed the problem. Obfs4proxy should realise that the state file is empty (was opposed to corrupt) and either re-create it itself or advise the user to delete it and try again.

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