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Re: invitation to directory server operators

On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 04:46:14AM -0500, Scott Bennett wrote:
>      On: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 09:01:34 +0200 Gitano <0xb8968b9e9190@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> >Scott Bennett wrote:
> >
> >>> This entry doesn't work on my server (Picolo) even though the flag
> >>> 'Directory (v2)' is set.
> >> 
> >>      Why do you believe it doesn't work?
> >
> >My server is not listed as a HSDir server.
> >
> >> There is, however, the requirement that your
> >> server be up for at least 24 hours before the authorities will list a new
> >> HSDir server with the HSDir flag set in the consensus and status documents.
> >> If it hasn't been that long yet, please give it enough time.
> >
> >Ok - so a server, getting a new IP every 24 hours (ADSL), will never
> >become a HSDir server?
> >


> they forced a disconnection of the PPPoE session *at least* every 24 hours,
> usually assigning a different IP address.  That meant any login sessions I
> had open to other locations got broken without notification to either end,
> and all open tor connections got broken without warning or notification to
> either end (i.e., all TCP connections to anywhere else)


Just for clarification for Germans: Isps of various countries, even in Europe,  
do _NOT_ force a 24 hour dis/reconnect with dialup adsl lines. 
Even if the line is disconnected, they _may_ just give away the same IP that
was used before to the same machine. They do not have to, but in practice they 
often do. (see below)

>Also, it appears that
>even when the signal is lost or erratic enough to cause the modem to reset
>itself and then reconnect, it seems to get the same IP address every time, so
>there may be a pause of 60 - 75 seconds or so, but then everything seems to
>resume with few, if any, broken connections.

>      If you can find an ISP that doesn't force a disconnection and reconnection
> every day, life will be much less unpleasant.

For Non-Germans:
In Germany and some neighboring states  it's standard of isp's providing adsl dialups to 
disconnect _every_ line after 24 hours and reconnect with giving away a new IP.
AFAIK there is no exeption to the rule with dialup lines.

So the idea of running a HSDir server is probably limited to those with more permanent
IPs, unless the 24 hour waiting period for HSDir servers to become active is changed to
something shorter.