Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#9967 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Refresh keyring in the background

Reported by: lunar Owned by: ioerror
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Component: Applications/TorBirdy Version:
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Description

TorBirdy could refresh the keyring in the background using a similar scheme than the one used in parcimonie. Simplified, it boils down to pick a random key in the keyring every 10 minutes and use a new Tor circuit to query the configured keyserver.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by cypherpunks

Is it necessary? I don't like anything doing automatic connections in background. But can be an optional feature if some people need it.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by arma

This approach would trick the Tor client into thinking that its user is actively using Tor (which she is), thus not ever letting that Tor client go into "stop fetching descriptors and stop building circuits" mode.

Seems like it would be better to only do it when she's been actually using Tor lately. And that might lead to other interesting anonymity issues.

comment:3 in reply to:  2 ; Changed 4 years ago by lunar

Replying to arma:

This approach would trick the Tor client into thinking that its user is actively using Tor (which she is), thus not ever letting that Tor client go into "stop fetching descriptors and stop building circuits" mode.

My experience is that most Thunderbird users either configure regular POP3 fetches (every 5-15 minutes) or keep an idle IMAP connection open to the mail server. Both would be considered active uses of Tor, or am I missing something here?

comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 4 years ago by sukhbir

Replying to lunar:

My experience is that most Thunderbird users either configure regular POP3 fetches (every 5-15 minutes) or keep an idle IMAP connection open to the mail server. Both would be considered active uses of Tor, or am I missing something here?

Automatic fetching of email at startup and after the (default) interval of ten minutes is disabled by TorBirdy (#6336, #6337). IDLE is also disabled, because of the same reasons. This is covered in the documentation.

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by sukhbir

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Closing this ticket for the above discussed reasons; feel free to reopen it if need be.

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