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Re: [tor-talk] 'cached-descriptors' replaced with 'cached-microdescs'

On Wed, 12 Dec 2012 23:39:38 +0530 (IST)
basmati kasaar <baskas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 'atlas.torproject.org' appears to contain very, very little useful
> informations and no informations on specific exit port availability
> per router.

The full exit policy is on atlas, here's a current exit relay:


In general, the current tbb package upgraded tor from 2.2 to 2.3. This
is a major new version in the tor world. What you're seeing in current
tbb with tor 2.3 is that microdescriptors are now live and stable.
These were implemented to reduce tor's bandwidth usage. The
specification and motivation are here,

> Would it be so difficult to make available on torproject.org like was
> on serifos 6 yrs ago?
> http://web.archive.org/web/20060718235801/http://serifos.eecs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/exit.pl

Yes. It's a bad idea. If someone wants to run that script themselves,
great. You'll also notice someone at harvard.edu ran it, not us.

Creating single points of failure on which the world of tor users
relies is bad for everyone all around. We already have this problem
with check.torproject.org. We're working to replace
check.torproject.org with a safe, local solution.

pgp 0x6B4D6475
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