Authorities should keep recent consensuses, votes, and bandwidth files
Moving https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/21378#comment:12 into a separate ticket:
Replying to teor:
Replying to irl:
Using the fixed URL http:///tor/status-vote/next/bandwidth.z sounds like it would be very easy to add this to CollecTor.
Thanks for the feedback!
We have discussed in the Metrics team extending
dir-spec.txtto allow to fetch "recent" files as well as just next/current. In the case that there is a wide CollecTor outage, and we miss a file, it would be good to have those files cached (on a best-effort basis, not necessarily persisted to disk) and available via some URL.
How is this any different to losing descriptors or consensuses? (Please answer this question on a separate ticket.)
I don't know if karsten already had some ideas about what these URLs would look like, but we should perhaps consider this before implementing changes to
Please open a separate ticket for this feature. It's potentially a large feature. And it's not essential for the initial release of this feature.
If you open a separate ticket for historical directory documents, please make #26698 (moved) a child of that ticket. We'll need bandwidth file hashes to work out the exact file used in each vote.