sdwdate support for GETINFO “current-time/{local,utc}”


ID: 832
PHID: PHID-TASK-53yt6a2ubqxx2mm5gcbo
Author: HulaHoop
Status at Migration Time: invalid
Priority at Migration Time: Normal


At last it seems the Tor network supports natively time queries which makes it the ideal way to check time for sdwdate.


*Attack surface reduced to that of the Tor daemon
*No need to worry about miantining lists of active onions or the upcoming deprecation of v2 addresses.

This potentially simplifies a sdwdate-server implementation

Minor features (control port):

Introduce GETINFO "current-time/{local,utc}" to return the local and UTC times respectively in ISO format. This helps a controller like Tor Browser detect a time-related error. Closes ticket 25511 ( Patch by Neel Chauhan.



2018-09-12 07:01:04 UTC