# What is the use of the hardcoded server entries in the Tor source code?

I found there are 10 hardcoded entries in the Tor source code. I think these maybe the servers from which tor clients retrieve the list of relays but I need confirmation.

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• @aste123, would be nice to give a link to the part of the Tor source code you mention. – gacar Feb 12 '14 at 23:06
• @gacar search for const char *authorities[] in ./src/or/config.c and link to source code: torproject.org/dist/tor-0.2.4.20.tar.gz – aste123 Feb 13 '14 at 11:00

The 10 entries in the Tor source code stored in the authorities[] array are Trusted Directory Authorities.