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Re: magic Wednesday

On Saturday 13 October 2007 23:56:57 Roger Dingledine wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 12, 2007 at 08:22:45PM +0200, Olaf Selke wrote:
> So what's happening is that on the first morning at 6am, your Tor server
> is getting a hup signal, which causes it to publish a new descriptor
> and reset its "18 hour" counter -- meaning it won't publish again until
> 6+18=midnight. So now it's in a cycle where it tries to publish twice
> a day: once at midnight, and once at 6am.

Just to clarify for anyone else scratching their heads: it's publishing at 6am 
every day because the server has a cron job that hups the server every day at 
that time. The hup wasn't a one off but a daily thing, which is standard in 
the tor debian package.

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