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Re: documentation/behavior unclear of (tor-hidden-service)

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: documentation/behavior unclear of (tor-hidden-service)
Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:45:28 +0100
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ng0 <address@hidden> skribis:

> On 17-03-06 11:13:32, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> Hi!
>> ng0 <address@hidden> skribis:
>> > moving on, this could be improved:
>> > In case one aims for keeping the config public this is a bad idea but
>> > what about creating the hostname + private_key in $name as plain-file?
>> > Would this be overwritten by (tor-hidden-service) or would this just be
>> > bad practice but "whatever works for you"?
>> Tor is stateful here: it creates the
>> /var/lib/tor/hidden-services/SERVICE directory once, and then never
>> touches it again.
>> Do you think our documentation should be improved?  Could you suggest a
>> patch that improves things, while at the same time not paraphrasing too
>> much of Tor’s own documentation?


> What do you think about the private-key + hostname option? Too much
> of bad practice to implement it for the service?

What do you mean?

Now that I checked, I see the documentation explains exactly what I
wrote above, with a link to upstream’s documentation for details.  What
should we add?

> I was thinking of adding a (tor-relay-node) once I have the option to
> run a GuixSD system not in my home and/or other circumstances are
> solved which now prevent certain things.

Would be nice.


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