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Re: [tor-talk] can't get tor to work :(
On Mar 8, 2011, at 10:22 PM, Scott Bennett wrote:
Thank you for the explanation, Roger. I see that the bug must
been present in all of the versions of tor running that the
were running at the time, which suggests that the rule about having
authorities be spread across several versions at all times failed to
sufficient in the end to uphold the purpose of the rule. Perhaps the
timing of code propagation for new features that have yet to be fully
tested needs to be rethought. For example, should IPv6 support have
eligible to appear in the "stable" versions of tor yet?
This code has been inside Tor since 2008, and propagated from
0.2.1.3-alpha to 0.2.1 and then into 0.2.2 (which the authorities are
running). I'm not sure where you read about a requirement for
dirauths to run different versions, if this ever existed it sure hasn't
been the case for at least a few years.
Does the bug affect directory mirrors as well? In other words,
a new version of tor is implemented on some of the authorities that
correctly handle whatever exit policy was the problem, will the
of descriptors bearing that exit policy by the authorities to
the mirrors to crash, too, if they are running today's versions of
the time if they don't have your patch applied? How about ordinary
Non-authorities aren't affected by this bug.
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