Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#8116 closed enhancement (fixed)

Document in control-spec.txt that GETINFO dir/server/* won't work with microdescriptors turned on

Reported by: karsten Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: 0.2.4.x-final
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Keywords: tor-client spec
Cc: mo, nickm Actual Points:
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12:29:00 < gamambel> a user is asking why tor returns 551 server 
                     unavailable for "getinfo dir/server/all" with 
                     0.2.3.x. it used to work in 0.2.2.x, and as far 
                     as i can see it is still in the control-spec?
13:33:21 < karsten> gamambel: ah! tor doesn't download server 
                    descriptors anymore, but microdescriptors.
13:33:34 < karsten> gamambel: so, tor is right. it doesn't have those 
                    server descriptors.
13:33:49 < karsten> maaaaybe that should be documented in 
13:34:06 < karsten> as a helpful comment

Such a comment could be: "Note that, as of Tor, Tor doesn't download server descriptors anymore, but microdescriptors. So, a "551 Servers unavailable" reply to all "GETINFO dir/server/*" requests is actually correct."

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-client spec added
Milestone: Tor: 0.2.4.x-final

Sounds good; if you write it as a patch or a branch, I'll apply it.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by nickm

Resolution: fixed
Status: needs_reviewclosed

Merged it and added another sentence to explain the exception to the rule. Thanks!

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