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Tor 0.1.1.18-rc is out
This is the fourth release candidate for the 0.1.1.x series.
Please let us know if you find bugs, because I expect only one
more release candidate before the real thing.
It adds a fifth authoritative directory server, and fixes a lot
of bugs in threshold decisions around directories.
Changes in version 0.1.1.18-rc - 2006-04-10
o Major fixes:
- Work harder to download live network-statuses from all the
directory authorities we know about. Improve the threshold
decision logic so we're more robust to edge cases.
- When fetching rendezvous descriptors, we were willing to ask
v2 authorities too, which would always return 404.
o Minor fixes:
- Stop listing down or invalid nodes in the v1 directory. This will
reduce its bulk by about 1/3, and reduce load on directory
- When deciding whether a router is Fast or Guard-worthy, consider
his advertised BandwidthRate and not just the BandwidthCapacity.
- No longer ship INSTALL and README files -- they are useless now.
- Force rpmbuild to behave and honor target_cpu.
- Avoid warnings about machine/limits.h on Debian GNU/kFreeBSD.
- Start to include translated versions of the tor-doc-*.html
files, along with the screenshots. Still needs more work.
- Start sending back 512 and 451 errors if mapaddress fails,
rather than not sending anything back at all.
- When we fail to bind or listen on an incoming or outgoing
socket, we should close it before failing. otherwise we just
leak it. (thanks to weasel for finding.)
- Allow "getinfo dir/status/foo" to work, as long as your DirPort
is enabled. (This is a hack, and will be fixed in 0.1.2.x.)
- Make NoPublish (even though deprecated) work again.
- Fix a minor security flaw where a versioning auth dirserver
could list a recommended version many times in a row to make
clients more convinced that it's recommended.
- Fix crash bug if there are two unregistered servers running
with the same nickname, one of them is down, and you ask for
them by nickname in your EntryNodes or ExitNodes. Also, try
to pick the one that's running rather than an arbitrary one.
- Fix an infinite loop we could hit if we go offline for too long.
- Complain when we hit WSAENOBUFS on recv() or write() too.
Perhaps this will help us hunt the bug.
- If you're not a versioning dirserver, don't put the string
"client-versions \nserver-versions \n" in your network-status.
- Lower the minimum required number of file descriptors to 1000,
so we can have some overhead for Valgrind on Linux, where the
default ulimit -n is 1024.
o New features:
- Add tor.dizum.com as the fifth authoritative directory server.
- Add a new config option FetchUselessDescriptors, off by default,
for when you plan to run "exitlist" on your client and you want
to know about even the non-running descriptors.