So It’s been about 2-3 days since i started my bridge relay. In the Torrc file I’ve set the bridge distribution method " BridgeDistribution moat ". In relay search, the distribution method still says None.
There are currently two main reasons why your bridge wouldn’t get a distribution mechanism:
- is your bridge considered functional by rdsys (the thing which will end up distributing it). You can check by going to https://bridges.torproject.org/status?id=2BFC64E5E97508554BFAF52B03C5044385861209 (replace the hashed fingerprint by your bridge’s).
- there is a bug in rdsys (rdsys#164), which makes it not record the distribution mechanism of some bridges. The usage pattern of some affected bridges makes me think it’s a reporting issue and affected bridges might actually be distributed, but it’s not entirely sure for now.
Hello, I did as you said, and the Bridge status does say obsf4 is functional, and besides that the only other thing there is the Last tested timestamp. So I think it is probably the bug in rdsys. But that won’t actually like do anything to the bridge itself right? Distribution will happen as set in the torrc file?
But that won’t actually like do anything to the bridge itself right? Distribution will happen as set in the torrc file?
hopefully your bridge is still being distributed, but as this is obviously not intended behaviour, it’s hard to say anything with certainty. fwiw I was able to get from bridge.tpo some bridges which are not distributed according to metrics.tpo, but should be according to everything else, so there are good chances that your bridge is being distributed as intended, even if metrics.tpo says otherwise.