Commit 40f5e654 authored by Nick Mathewson's avatar Nick Mathewson 🎨
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re-sort and re-flow the changelog

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Changes in version 0.3.3.1-alpha - 2018-01-??:
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o Code simplification and refactoring (channels):
- Remove the incoming and outgoing channel queues. The reason to do
so was due to the fact that they were always empty meaning never
used but still looked at in our fast path. Bottom line, it was an
unused code path.
- The majority ot the channel unit tests have been rewritten and the
code coverage has now been raised to 83.6% for channel.c. Closes
ticket 23709.
- We've simplify a lot the channel subsystem by removing those
queues but also by removing a lot of unused code or dead code
around it. Overall this is a cleanup removing more than 1500 lines
of code overall and adding very little except for unit test.
o Major features (onion services, security):
- Provide torrc options to pin the second and third hops of onion
service circuits to a list of nodes. The option HSLayer2Guards
pins the second hop, and the option HSLayer3Guards pins the third
hop. Closes ticket 13837.
 
o Major features (embedding):
- There is now a documented stable API for programs that need to
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HSPOST, ADD_ONION and DEL_ONION) have been extended to support v3
onion services. Closes ticket 20699.
 
o Major features (onion services, security):
- Provide torrc options to pin the second and third hops of onion
service circuits to a list of nodes. The option HSLayer2Guards
pins the second hop, and the option HSLayer3Guards pins the third
hop. Closes ticket 13837.
o Minor features (relay):
- Implement an option, ReducedExitPolicy, to allow an Tor exit relay
operator to use a more reasonable ("reduced") exit policy, rather than
the default one. If you want to run an exit node without thinking too
hard about which ports to allow, this one is for you. Closes ticket
13605. Patch from Neel Chauhan.
o Major features (rust, portability, experimental):
- Tor now ships with an optional implementation of one of its
smaller modules (protover.c) in the Rust programming language. To
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them, rather than waiting to download microdescriptors.
Implements 23827.
 
o Minor features (embedding):
- Tor can now start with a preauthenticated control connection
created by the process that launched it. This feature is meant for
use by programs that want to launch and manage a Tor process
without allowing other programs to manage it as well. For more
information, see the __OwningControllerFD option documented in
control-spec.txt. Closes ticket 23900.
- On most errors that would cause Tor to exit, it now tries to
return from the tor_main() function, rather than calling the
system exit() function. Most users won't notice a difference here,
but it should make a significant difference on platforms that try
to run Tor inside a separate thread: they should now be able to
survive Tor's exit conditions rather than having Tor shut down the
entire process. Closes ticket 23848.
- Applications that want to embed Tor can now tell Tor not to
register any of its own POSIX signal handlers, using the
__DisableSignalHandlers option. This option is not meant for
general use. Closes ticket 24588.
o Minor features (cleanup):
- Tor now deletes the CookieAuthFile and ExtORPortCookieAuthFile
when it stops. Closes ticket 23271.
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would get the Exit flag if they allowed connections to one of
these ports and also port 6667. Resolves ticket 23637.
 
o Minor features (embedding):
- Tor can now start with a preauthenticated control connection
created by the process that launched it. This feature is meant for
use by programs that want to launch and manage a Tor process
without allowing other programs to manage it as well. For more
information, see the __OwningControllerFD option documented in
control-spec.txt. Closes ticket 23900.
- On most errors that would cause Tor to exit, it now tries to
return from the tor_main() function, rather than calling the
system exit() function. Most users won't notice a difference here,
but it should make a significant difference on platforms that try
to run Tor inside a separate thread: they should now be able to
survive Tor's exit conditions rather than having Tor shut down the
entire process. Closes ticket 23848.
- Applications that want to embed Tor can now tell Tor not to
register any of its own POSIX signal handlers, using the
__DisableSignalHandlers option. This option is not meant for
general use. Closes ticket 24588.
o Minor features (fallback directory list):
- Avoid selecting fallbacks that change their IP addresses too
often. Select more fallbacks by ignoring the Guard flag, and
allowing lower cutoffs for the Running and V2Dir flags. Also allow
a lower bandwidth, and a higher number of fallbacks per operator
(5% of the list). Implements ticket 24785.
- Update the fallback whitelist and blacklist based on opt-ins and
relay changes. Closes tickets 22321, 24678, 22527, 24135,
and 24695.
o Minor features (fallback directory mirror configuration):
- Add a nickname to each fallback in a C comment. This makes it
easier for operators to find their relays, and allows stem to use
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by changing Tor's default fallback weight to 10. Implements
ticket 24679.
 
o Minor features (fallback directory list):
- Avoid selecting fallbacks that change their IP addresses too
often. Select more fallbacks by ignoring the Guard flag, and
allowing lower cutoffs for the Running and V2Dir flags. Also allow
a lower bandwidth, and a higher number of fallbacks per operator
(5% of the list). Implements ticket 24785.
- Update the fallback whitelist and blacklist based on opt-ins and
relay changes. Closes tickets 22321, 24678, 22527, 24135,
and 24695.
o Minor features (forward-compatibility):
- If a relay supports some link authentication protocol that we do
not recognize, then include that relay's ed25519 key when telling
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o Minor features (instrumentation, development):
- Add the MainloopStats option to allow developers to get
instrumentation information from the main event loop via the
heartbeat messages. We hope to use this to improve Tor's behavior when
it's trying to sleep. Closes ticket 24605.
heartbeat messages. We hope to use this to improve Tor's behavior
when it's trying to sleep. Closes ticket 24605.
 
o Minor features (log messages):
- Improve a warning message that happens when we fail to re-parse an
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o Minor features (performance, 32-bit):
- Improve performance on 32-bit systems by avoiding 64-bit division
when calculating the timestamp in milliseconds for channel
padding computations. Implements ticket 24613.
when calculating the timestamp in milliseconds for channel padding
computations. Implements ticket 24613.
- Improve performance on 32-bit systems by avoiding 64-bit division
when timestamping cells and buffer chunks for OOM calculations.
Implements ticket 24374.
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SIO_IDEAL_SEND_BACKLOG_QUERY. Closes ticket 22798. Patch
from Vort.
 
o Minor features (relay):
- Implement an option, ReducedExitPolicy, to allow an Tor exit relay
operator to use a more reasonable ("reduced") exit policy, rather
than the default one. If you want to run an exit node without
thinking too hard about which ports to allow, this one is for you.
Closes ticket 13605. Patch from Neel Chauhan.
o Minor features (testing, debugging, embedding):
- For development purposes, Tor now has a mode in which it runs for
a few seconds, then stops, and starts again without exiting the
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future release. Implements ticket 24583.
 
o Minor bugfix (network IPv6 test):
- Tor's test scripts now check if "ping -6 ::1" works when the user runs
"make test-network-all". Fixes bug 24677; bugfix on 0.2.9.3-alpha.
Patch by "ffmancera".
- Tor's test scripts now check if "ping -6 ::1" works when the user
runs "make test-network-all". Fixes bug 24677; bugfix on
0.2.9.3-alpha. Patch by "ffmancera".
 
o Minor bugfixes (build, rust):
- Fix output of autoconf checks to display success messages for Rust
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expected to set MyFamily and ContactInfo correctly. Closes
ticket 24526.
 
o Code simplification and refactoring (channels):
- Remove the incoming and outgoing channel queues. The reason to do
so was due to the fact that they were always empty meaning never
used but still looked at in our fast path. Bottom line, it was an
unused code path.
- The majority ot the channel unit tests have been rewritten and the
code coverage has now been raised to 83.6% for channel.c. Closes
ticket 23709.
- We've simplify a lot the channel subsystem by removing those
queues but also by removing a lot of unused code or dead code
around it. Overall this is a cleanup removing more than 1500 lines
of code overall and adding very little except for unit test.
o Code simplification and refactoring (circuit rendezvous):
- Split get rendezvous circuit on client side on two different
functions. One that returns only established circuits and another
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