Serving bandwidth list files

If an authority has used a bandwidth list file to generate a vote document it SHOULD make it available at


at the start of each voting period.

It MUST NOT attempt to send its bandwidth list file in a HTTP POST to other authorities and it SHOULD NOT make bandwidth list files from other authorities available.

If an authority makes this file available, it MUST be the bandwidth file used to create the vote document available at


To avoid inconsistent reads, authorities SHOULD only read the bandwidth file once per voting period. Further processing and serving SHOULD use a cached copy.

The bandwidth list format is described in bandwidth-file-spec.txt.

The standard URLs for bandwidth list files first-appeared in Tor