Is there any way to reduce the length of a hidden service's path to the rendezvous point?
Bob's hidden service <---> Introduction Point
Alice <---> Introduction Pointtell Bob to contact me at
Bob <-> Rendezvous point
Sometimes, Bob's hidden service does not need anonymity, but wants to be accessible via Tor anyways. (For example, ahmia.fi is also accessible as msydqstlz2kzerdg.onion). In such a case, it might be beneficial to limit the length of Bob's circuit to 1 (as indicated by the length of the arrow in step 3). Is that possible?
This is similar to How to decrease number of Tor hops?. and Accessing Tor hidden services over a single hop circuit, but those wanted to limit the number of client hops. This question is about the number of server hops.