Opened 7 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#6952 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Improve 'Node Out of Date' Email

Reported by: cypherpunkx Owned by: kaner
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Description

I think Vidalia's 'out dated version' warning is much better than the one in the Tor Weather Report emails,
I would propose the following change.

currently sent out emails:

Subject: [Tor Weather] Node Out of Date!

This is a Tor Weather Report.

It appears that the Tor node xxx (id: xxx) you've been observing
is running an obsolete version of Tor. You can download the latest version
 of Tor at https://www.torproject.org/easy-download.html.

You can unsubscribe from these reports at any time by visiting the following url:

https://weather.torproject.org/unsubscribe/xxx/

or change your Tor Weather notification preferences here: 

https://weather.torproject.org/preferences/xxx/

proposed version:

Subject: [Tor Weather] Relay <nickname> is running an outdated Tor version - please upgrade!

This is a Tor Weather Report.

Tor relay xxx (id: xxx, IP: xxx) is currently running version "xxx" of the Tor software, 
which may no longer work with the current Tor network. 
Please upgrade to the most recent version of the software, 
which may contain important security, reliability and performance fixes.

You can download the latest version of Tor at https://www.torproject.org/easy-download.html.

You can unsubscribe from these reports at any time by visiting the following url:

https://weather.torproject.org/unsubscribe/xxx/

or change your Tor Weather notification preferences here: 

https://weather.torproject.org/preferences/xxx/

Instead of always using

You can download the latest version of Tor at https://www.torproject.org/easy-download.html.

you could even use the OS from the platform string and give the best directions based on actually used OS.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by cypherpunkx

Not all relays have nicknames, in such cases I would simply omit that bit.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by hexa-

I received that mail today after updating to 0.2.4.11, which is clearly wrong. I suppose it happens because 0.2.4.11 is not recommended in the consensus yet, still I wouldn't have expected and email about it.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by karsten

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

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