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Linus Nordberg linus at nordberg.se
Fri Jun 14 10:23:31 EDT 2013

George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:04:28 -0400:

| Recreating a fingerprint on boot doesn't matter.
| While I don't generally do this on relays, what are the negatives about
| doing it on relays?  Yes, your fingerprint gets recreated and you lose
| any "credibility" as a relay.  And it then takes time to become marked
| stable or a guard.

Meanwhile clients will not want to use your relay as much as they were
before you rebooted. IIRC it'll take you a week or two to gain Guard
f.ex. Pretty bad IMO.

| I don't see it necessarily as a big negative.  No, I don't make a habit
| of putting /var/db/tor on a RAM-based disk for any relay, it does makes
| sense for devices running off microSD cards, for instance.  The less
| writes, the better on those.

It'd be interesting to know the frequency of flash page erases on a
device with only /var/db/tor on it.

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