> On 12 Apr 2018, at 10:12, Keifer Bly <keifer....@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Thank you. What exactly does the stable flag do? I know what it means, the 
> relay has been online for the last few days without significant interruption, 
> which is why I lost it as I had the stable flag, I had had it before my 
> computer froze for about two hours and I did not realize that had happened 
> until it’s too late. I’m just hoping that it does not take too terribly long 
> for my relay to regain the stable flag, what’ strange though it my relay 
> seems to receive quite a lot of traffic when I do not have the stable flag as 
> well, according to the relay software receiving hundreds of megabytes at a 
> time, I thought only stable relays received bigger amounts of traffic.

"Stable" if the router is suitable for long-lived circuits.

https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git/tree/dir-spec.txt#n2248

Clients use stable relays for preemptive circuits, and circuits to
long-lived ports.

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