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Re: even simpler solution [was: Re: script to magically restart tor [was: Re: disappearing nodes]]

On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 06:12:08PM -0400, Nick Mathewson wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 09:34:11PM +0200, ssc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > until tor;do true;done
> Watch out!  In the past, people doing things like this have wound up
> hosing the Tor network pretty badly: Suppose that, for some reason,
> your configuration becomes broken or your software becomes obsolete.
> Suppose that this brokenness or obsolescence is only apparent after
> your software has connected to another Tor server.  If this happens,
> then the tight loop you give above will create a tool that hammers the
> Tor network in a tight loop---and hopefully, that's not what you
> intended.

Well, an obsolete tor exits with 0,
so the loop breaks.

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