Opened 9 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#3259 closed defect (fixed)

don't give up on your bridges so easily

Reported by: arma Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version: Tor: 0.2.7
Severity: Normal Keywords: tor-bridge, tor-guards-revamp?
Cc: asn Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points: 1.5
Reviewer: Sponsor: SponsorU-can

Description

Apr 23 20:29:37.000 [notice] no known bridge descriptors running yet; stalling
Apr 23 20:29:37.000 [notice] Our directory information is no longer up-to-date enough to build circuits: No live bridge descriptors.

If you have one bridge configured, and it hiccups or otherwise you fail to get all the service you expect out of it, you'll mark it down. Then your Tor won't work for 15 minutes or something until you fetch its descriptor again and notice it's up.

Marking relays down when they fail to provide expected service is fine if there are thousands of relays to choose from. It makes things much flakier if there are only a few and you mark them all down.

Child Tickets

Change History (28)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by naif

While doing GFW related testing with private bridges, this happened several time to me with Tor 0.2.2.35

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by DasFox

The latest Browser Bundle for Linux gives me this in the message log too;

no known bridge descriptors running yet; stalling

I've personally never seen this before and it certainly takes longer to get established....

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-bridge added

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Component: Tor BridgeTor

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: unspecifiedTor: 0.2.???

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: 0.2.???Tor: 0.2.7.x-final

These may be worth looking at for 0.2.7.

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by nickm

Status: newassigned

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by nickm

Keywords: 027-triaged-1-in added

Marking some tickets as triaged-in for 0.2.7 based on early triage

comment:9 Changed 5 years ago by isabela

Keywords: SponsorU added
Points: medium
Version: Tor: 0.2.7

comment:10 Changed 4 years ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: 0.2.7.x-finalTor: 0.2.8.x-final

comment:11 Changed 4 years ago by nickm

Keywords: SponsorU removed
Sponsor: SponsorU

Bulk-replace SponsorU keyword with SponsorU field.

comment:12 Changed 4 years ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: 0.2.8.x-finalTor: 0.2.9.x-final
Status: assignednew

Turn most 0.2.8 "assigned" tickets with no owner into "new" tickets for 0.2.9. Disagree? Find somebody who can do it (maybe you?) and get them to take it on for 0.2.8. :)

comment:13 Changed 4 years ago by nickm

Sponsor: SponsorUSponsorU-can

comment:14 Changed 4 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-guards-revamp? added
Severity: Normal

comment:15 Changed 4 years ago by isabela

Points: medium3

comment:16 Changed 3 years ago by arma

Keywords: low-bandwidth added

comment:17 Changed 3 years ago by asn

Points: 31.5

comment:18 Changed 3 years ago by isabela

Keywords: isaremoved added
Milestone: Tor: 0.2.9.x-finalTor: 0.2.???

comment:19 Changed 3 years ago by asn

Cc: asn added

comment:20 Changed 3 years ago by teor

Milestone: Tor: 0.2.???Tor: 0.3.???

Milestone renamed

comment:21 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-03-unspecified-201612 added
Milestone: Tor: 0.3.???Tor: unspecified

Finally admitting that 0.3.??? was a euphemism for Tor: unspecified all along.

comment:22 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Keywords: low-bandwidth removed

comment:23 Changed 2 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-03-unspecified-201612 removed

Remove an old triaging keyword.

comment:24 Changed 2 years ago by nickm

Keywords: 027-triaged-in added

comment:25 Changed 2 years ago by nickm

Keywords: 027-triaged-in removed

comment:26 Changed 2 years ago by nickm

Keywords: 027-triaged-1-in removed

comment:27 Changed 2 years ago by nickm

Keywords: isaremoved removed

comment:28 Changed 2 years ago by nickm

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Proposal 271 gave us a new framework here, with new rules about when to retry guards and bridges. Calling this superseded.

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