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Re: Aren't exit node names supposed to be unique?

On 5/24/06, Roger Dingledine <arma@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wed, May 24, 2006 at 07:28:37AM -0400, Anthony DiPierro wrote:
> It would seem to me that exit node names should be unique, in part in
> order for ExcludeNodes to work.  [snip]

They have the same nickname, but different keys/owners/etc. As of
Tor 0.1.0.x, nicknames are no longer unique.

This is the whole point of "binding" your nickname to your key via
the directory authorities:

If you use an unnamed nickname (one not already bound by the directory
authorities to a particular key) in ExcludeNodes, etc, Tor will warn
you that you're ambiguous. You should specify it by key, e.g.
"$FF8845046DB449DA989B025AEA1D10E19E709166" for the one in Norway.


Thanks for the info.  It looks like that perl script on serifos needs
to be updated, since nicknames aren't unique.  Specifically, the
desc.pl takes a query where the variable "q" is set to the nickname of
the router.

Now I guess I should look into accessing this information more
directly instead of scraping someone else's tor script output :)