Stop HTTP caches storing or modifying X-Your-Address-Is from Tor Directory documents
Some web caches (such as Farahavar's previous cache), pass on the X-Your-IP-Address-Is header from one directory document to multiple clients. This causes the clients to guess the wrong IP address as their address.
I think we should add one or more of the following headers to every directory response:
Pragma: no-cache tells HTTP 1.0 compliant caches to disable caching entirely. (This will also disable caching for HTTP 1.1 caches unless we provide a more generous Cache-Control header, like the one below.)
Connection: close X-Your-IP-Address-Is tells HTTP 1.1 caches to never send out the X-Your-IP-Address-Is header, even to the first client requesting the document.
Cache-Control: no-cache="X-Your-IP-Address-Is" tells HTTP 1.1 caches to not cache the header at all. Alternately, if the cache doesn't support the no-cache="" feature, it tells the cache not to cache the entire document. (This also causes the cache to attempt to revalidate the header, which might not be what we want, as Tor doesn't support cache revalidation.)
I don't know enough about how caches typically behave to recommend which ones.
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