#18910: distributing descriptors accross CollecTor instances
 Reporter:  iwakeh             |          Owner:  iwakeh
     Type:  enhancement        |         Status:  needs_review
 Priority:  High               |      Milestone:  CollecTor 1.1.0
Component:  Metrics/CollecTor  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal             |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  ctip               |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by iwakeh):

 Replying to [comment:22 karsten]:
 > ...
 > Here's how I'd explain configuring the relaydescs module to a new
 operator: "Want to collect relay descriptors?  Sure, just activate that
 module and also enable one or more descriptor sources: download from the
 directory authorities, read from a local directory, read from local cached
 descriptors, synchronize from other CollecTor instances.  If you don't
 enable any descriptor sources, you won't get any descriptors."
 > This feels easier than: "Want to collect relay descriptors?  Sure, just
 activate that module and also enable between zero and three descriptors
 sources, and also consider synchronizing from other CollecTor instances."

 This way of configuring only works for the current relaydescs module
 (whose properties are supposed to be removed partially in #20162).
 The other two modules, bridgedescs and exitlists, don't have any
 additional properties that could be used for avoiding the 'SyncOnly'
 In general, it is nicer to have a configuration value that expresses what
 it means.  The different download options for the relaydescs module where
 initially quite confusing.
 But maybe, I complicate things?  So what other 'streamlined' way could
 achieve the SyncOnly setting?

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18910#comment:23>
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