Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#6010 new enhancement

UpdateBridgesFromAuthority isn't actually usable

Reported by: nickm Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tor-client tor-bridge sponsor8-maybe usability
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Description

Thanks to the bug #1938 fix, UpdateBridgesFromAuthority only works if you can build a circuit to the authority. But if you're using bridges, you can't connect to the authority without bridges, so setting UpdateBridgesFromAuthority 1 is still not going to be a great idea unless you already have a bridge descriptor somehow.

What we should really do (according to comments on #1938 , which I agree with) is implement behavior where we can try the authority *or* try asking the bridges we know, falling back from one to the other intelligently.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-client added

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Component: Tor ClientTor

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by asn

We will also need #12600 to make this useful.
Also see https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-relays/2014-June/004823.html for some more notes.

Last edited 5 years ago by asn (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by nickm

Keywords: bridges sponsor8-maybe usability added
Severity: Normal

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-bridge added; bridges removed
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