directory authority

a special-purpose relay that maintains a list of currently-running relays and periodically publishes a consensus together with the other directory authorities.

bandwidth authority

A directory authority that runs a scanner and a generator or obtain Bandwidth File s from a generator.


Term to refer to the process that measures the relays’ bandwidth. It is also called generator when it is the same tool that is used to generate Bandwidth File s.


Term to refer to the tool that generates the Bandwidth File s. Often used as a synonym for scanner.

Bandwidth File

The file generated by generator s that is read by the directory authority s and included in their votes.

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