Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#629 closed enhancement (Won't implement)

Allow diretory mirror only.

Reported by: scream Owned by:
Priority: Low Milestone: post 0.2.0.x
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: scream, nickm, arma Actual Points:
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Currently, in order to mirror the directory, you must relay traffic. Please enable the server to mirror the
directory without having to relay traffic. Sometimes we have more upload than download available, tihs will
ensure we can contribute also. Thank you.

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comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by arma

This seems unlikely to happen, to me. A) This use case appears pretty rare. You're
the first person we've heard from with lots of upload but not much download.
B) Directory mirrors don't appear to be a bottleneck currently, so it isn't
urgent to optimize for making more of them.

More generally, how would clients hear about you? You'd go into the networkstatus
consensus and have an ORPort of 0 I guess? The directory authorities wouldn't
have a good way of checking your reachability, or knowing how to verify your
bandwidth claims (used by clients to weight the random selection of which
directory mirror to pick), etc. Generally it would be a mess for not much gain.

Going to mark as 'won't implement'. If you still think it should happen, I suggest
writing a proposal on or-dev.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by arma

flyspray2trac: bug closed.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by nickm

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