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Re: [tor-talk] circpathbias.c : Your Guard vs The Guard

On Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:18:55 +0200
Lars Noodén <lars.nooden@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 12/18/18 10:07 AM, Kevin Burress wrote:
> > How about "A Guard"
> Yes, "A guard" would also reduce the potential for confusion, and it's
> even shorter.  The log error should clearly convey the information of
> whose guard is being noted.
> The phrase "Your guard" very strongly suggests that the user is
> responsible for the guard in question and different but still concise
> wording is needed.

It does not. If you look back to the original string, it also always includes
the guard name right after that. If that name is unfamiliar to you, then how
can you assume that this must be something that you have thought up, created or
are responsible for. Only if you have too much free time and specifically look
for things to be "confused" about.

Moreover, if you know a few basic things about Tor, you would know what a
Guard is and what's their place and role in your connection to the Tor network.
And knowing at least the basic things about Tor is certainly a good idea
before starting to use it.

With respect,
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