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Re: HSDir and DirPort

     On Fri, 12 Sep 2008 15:59:48 -0400 phobos@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 06:07:00AM -0500, bennett@xxxxxxxxxx wrote 1.7K bytes in 26 lines about:
>: information.  I noticed that by yesterday morning, phobos had already proven
>: my statement false.  His server, nicknamed phobos as well, suddenly showed up
>: on the torstatus page with the peculiar little icon reserved for HSDir servers,
>: but no directory server icon and no DirPort listed.
>Leave it to me to find the impossible condition. ;)  My dirport is

     I know the feeling.  Long history... :->

>enabled in my torrc, however because I used AccountingMax, Tor
>automatically disables the dirport on start.  I can be a HSDir because DirPort
>is configured in torrc.  

     Well, that does sound like a new approach.
>I suspect this is really a bug where we should disable
>HSDir if DirPort isn't active, regardless of configuration status.

     Maybe.  I'm still waiting to see if someone will notice and answer my
questions about how tunneled directory connections work.  If HSDir information
can be requested via a tunneled connection without using the other end's
DirPort, then DirPort shouldn't be required.  OTOH, if tunneled connections
just mean using a circuit to get to a DirPort, then yes, I would agree with
>I mainly configured it as such because it's fun to find out the emergent
>properties of a system.  

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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