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Re: [tor-talk] Massive Bandwidth Onion Services

On 20 December 2016 at 17:17, Alec Muffett <alec.muffett@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

4) They get booted; each launches its own Worker onion, and each scrapes
> the descriptors of all the other workers, synthesising a "master"
> descriptor and publishing it once a day to the HSDirs.
> 5) This means that, for workers A B C D E F, occasionally the master
> descriptor which B's onionbalance uploads to the HSDirs will get stomped-on
> a few minutes later by the <same> from F, and then the <same> from D will
> overwrite them, etc.
> 6) there is some (small?) extra load on the HSDirs this way - BUT the big
> win is that to take this onion site "offline" will require killing all 6
> daemons, all 6 machines - hence the "Horcrux" reference from Harry Potter.

ps: obviously the Horcrux can synchronise data around itself (for
webserving, etc) by using rsync over ssh to the worker onion addresses, as
a backchannel.

Or something like that.

Maybe "git" even.


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