Opened 7 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#9253 closed defect (fixed)

Unclear FAQ entry

Reported by: phoul Owned by:
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Description

In the Tor FAQ under "Should I be a normal relay or bridge relay?" there is the following statement:

"So should you run a normal relay or bridge relay? If you have lots of bandwidth, you should definitely run a normal relay. If you're willing to be an exit, you should definitely run a normal relay, since we need more exits."

This should likely read "If you're willing to be an exit, you definitely run an exit relay, since we need more exits".

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by arma

I don't think this is a typo. (I also think the proposed fix is wrong.)

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 7 years ago by Jesse V.

Replying to arma:

I don't think this is a typo. (I also think the proposed fix is wrong.)

It looks like a typo to me; it seems odd to recommended a different course of action in the middle of a paragraph on the benefits of running an exit relay. It makes sense to me to implement the proposed fix. What do you find wrong with it?

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by phoul

After rereading, I can see how it could be considered accurate in the "bridge vs normal relay" context. However, this was brought up by a user on RT who thought it was suggesting running something other than an exit relay.

I am not attached to the proposed fix, but it may be worth rewording since it seems somewhat unclear.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by phoul

Priority: normalminor
Summary: FAQ typoUnclear FAQ entry

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by phoul

Another attempt at clarification:

"If you're willing to be an exit, you should definitely run a normal (exit) relay, since we need more exits."

comment:6 in reply to:  5 Changed 7 years ago by Jesse V.

Replying to phoul:

Another attempt at clarification:

"If you're willing to be an exit, you should definitely run a normal (exit) relay, since we need more exits."

A normal relay is one that's in the middle of the Tor relay. Bridges and exit nodes are abnormal, specialized, and have a more complex setup than a normal middle relay.

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by Sebastian

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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