Opened 2 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#31782 new enhancement

Circuit padding is not subject to flow control

Reported by: mikeperry Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: circpad-researchers-maybe-want, wtf-pad
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Description

Because Tor's flow control only applies to RELAY_COMMAND_DATA cells, the padding injected by circuit padding is not subject to flow control (RELAY_COMMAND_SENDME).

For small amounts of padding, this is insignificant, but for larger amounts, it may be desirable to subject it to flow control, or to create some other form of flow control specifically for padding.

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comment:1 Changed 2 months ago by mikeperry

Keywords: wtf-pad added
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