Commit e48d3e6f authored by Nick Mathewson's avatar Nick Mathewson
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forward-port the changelog

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Changes in version - 2018-03-29
Tor includes various bugfixes for issues found during
the alpha testing of earlier releases in its series. We are
approaching a stable release: more testing is welcome!
o New system requirements:
- When built with Rust, Tor now depends on version 0.2.39 of the
libc crate. Closes tickets 25310 and 25664.
o Major bugfixes (relay, connection):
- If we have failed to connect to a relay and received a connection
refused, timeout, or similar error (at the TCP level), do not try
that same address/port again for 60 seconds after the failure has
occurred. Fixes bug 24767; bugfix on 0.0.6.
o Minor features (geoip):
- Update geoip and geoip6 to the March 8 2018 Maxmind GeoLite2
Country database. Closes ticket 25469.
o Minor features (log messages):
- Improve log message in the out-of-memory handler to include
information about memory usage from the different compression
backends. Closes ticket 25372.
o Minor features (sandbox):
- Explicitly permit the poll() system call when the Linux
seccomp2-based sandbox is enabled: apparently, some versions of
libc use poll() when calling getpwnam(). Closes ticket 25313.
o Minor bugfixes (C correctness):
- Fix a very unlikely (impossible, we believe) null pointer
dereference. Fixes bug 25629; bugfix on Found by
Coverity; this is CID 1430932.
o Minor bugfixes (channel, client):
- Better identify client connection when reporting to the geoip
client cache. Fixes bug 24904; bugfix on
o Minor bugfixes (compilation):
- Fix a C99 compliance issue in our configuration script that caused
compilation issues when compiling Tor with certain versions of
xtools. Fixes bug 25474; bugfix on
o Minor bugfixes (controller, reliability):
- Avoid a (nonfatal) assertion failure when extending a one-hop
circuit from the controller to become a multihop circuit. Fixes
bug 24903; bugfix on
o Minor bugfixes (networking):
- Tor will no longer reject IPv6 address strings from TorBrowser
when they are passed as hostnames in SOCKS5 requests. Fixes bug
25036, bugfix on Tor
- string_is_valid_hostname() will not consider IP strings to be
valid hostnames. Fixes bug 25055; bugfix on Tor
o Minor bugfixes (onion service v3):
- Avoid an assertion failure when the next the next onion service
descriptor rotation type is out of sync with the consensus's
valid-after time. Instead, log a warning message with extra
information, so we can better hunt down the cause of this
assertion. Fixes bug 25306; bugfix on
o Minor bugfixes (testing):
- Avoid intermittent test failures due to a test that had relied on
onion service introduction point creation finishing within 5
seconds of real clock time. Fixes bug 25450; bugfix
- Rust crates are now automatically detected and tested. Previously,
some crates were not tested by `make test-rust` due to a static
string in the `src/test/` script specifying which
crates to test. Fixes bug 25560; bugfix on
o Minor bugfixes (testing, benchmarks):
- Fix a crash when running benchmark tests on win32 systems. The
crash was due to a mutex that wasn't initialized before logging
and options were initialized. Fixes bug 25479; bugfix
o Minor bugfixes (warnings, ipv6):
- Avoid a bug warning that could occur when trying to connect to a
relay over IPv6. This warning would occur on a Tor instance that
downloads router descriptors, but prefers to use microdescriptors.
Fixes bug 25213; bugfix on
o Code simplification and refactoring:
- Remove the old (deterministic) directory retry logic entirely:
We've used exponential backoff exclusively for some time. Closes
ticket 23814.
o Documentation:
- Improved the documentation of AccountingStart parameter. Closes
ticket 23635.
- Update the documentation for "Log" to include the current list of
logging domains. Closes ticket 25378.
Changes in version - 2018-03-03
Tor is the third alpha release for the 0.3.3.x series.
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