I am transferring files over Tor and I am seeing the following message in my Tor log file. Can someone explain what it means?

[warn] Query '[scrubbed]' didn't have valid rend desc in cache. Failing.

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The term rend desc refers to a rendezvous descriptor. This is a special node for hidden services. In your case this information is missing and so it fails.

If I understand it correctly you can wait a few minutes and retry your connection. There is a chance that you'll get a rendezvous descriptor this time..

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