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Re: gratuitous change blocks upgrade to :-(

     On Fri, 10 Sep 2010 10:05:09 +0200 Sebastian Hahn <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>On Sep 10, 2010, at 9:57 AM, Scott Bennett wrote:
>>     On Fri, 10 Sep 2010 03:39:44 -0400 Roger Dingledine <arma@xxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>>> As I understand it, we changed no behavior except printing out a warn
>>> for people who had multiple lines, to tell them that they're  
>>> expecting
>>> behavior that they're not getting.
>>     [extremely shocked pause...]
>> 	.
>> 	.
>> 	.
>>     Roger, please tell me that you're joking.  I have *never* had the
>> understanding from reading the documentation in all of the years  
>> I've been
>> using tor that only a single line of each type would be used.  How,  
>> then,
>> are we to exclude all of the nodes that we find unacceptable for use  
>> in our
>> own circuits?
>>     If what you say is actually the case, then it would seem that a  
>> problem
>> described on this list on many occasions during the last few years  
>> may, in
>> fact, have been due to this horrible limitation.  Several of us have  
>> complained
>> on numerous occasions that adding a node to one list or the other  
>> and sending
>> SIGHUP to tor (or restarting it) failed to prevent that node from  
>> being used
>> in the manner that we had expressly excluded.  If what you say is  
>> indeed the
>> case, then it is a truly awful design bug.
>Yup, that's the actual behaviour. Good thing we added the warn,  
>it might have gone unnoticed longer.
     Wow.  This is a scandalously bad situation.  Is there any chance
that it will get a high priority for being corrected *soon*?  Please??

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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