Opened 8 months ago

Closed 4 months ago

#32186 closed enhancement (fixed)

Allow use of external exit list via HTTPS

Reported by: irl Owned by: arlolra
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Check Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: exitscanner
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Description

We are currently looking at rewriting and then adopting the exit list scanner/generator to allow it to be more easily maintained.

We would like to reuse Check as that seems to be quite maintainable as it is, but it seems to require that the exit list is present in the local file system. Instead, could it periodically fetch the latest list from a web server?

For some time, we would want to support both modes of operation during development and initial testing.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 7 months ago by gaba

Keywords: exitscanner added

comment:2 Changed 6 months ago by arlolra

We would like to reuse Check as that seems to be quite maintainable as it is

Here's an old post,
https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/metrics-team/2018-January/000638.html

Instead, could it periodically fetch the latest list from a web server?

It probably just means changing this routine,
https://gitweb.torproject.org/check.git/tree/scripts/exitips.py#n69

or, equally, writing a cron job to save the files to the local filesystem in the expected location.

comment:3 Changed 4 months ago by irl

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Yeah this is done, it doesn't require changes to check.

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