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secret_id_key is an RSA key and ed25519_master_id_key is a Ed25519 key used for Hidden Services v3. Here is what the spec says about it: https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git/tree/rend-spec-v3.txt#n127 0.1. Improvements over previous versions. Here is a list of improvements of this proposal over the legacy hidden services: Better crypto (replaced SHA1/...


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As per changelog, Tor, starting with 0.4.6, no longer publishes any DirPort: Removed features (relay): Because DirPorts are only used on authorities, relays no longer advertise them. Similarly, self-testing for DirPorts has been disabled, since an unreachable DirPort is no reason for a relay not to advertise itself. (Configuring a DirPort will still work, ...


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The spec for the v3 onion services, starting with section 2.2, explains it rather well: 2.2. Locating, uploading, and downloading hidden service descriptors [HASHRING] To avoid attacks where a hidden service's descriptor is easily targeted for censorship, we store them at different directories over time, and use shared random values to prevent those ...


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Tor network is supposed to be changing, so - it's OK and it's not a hack: even an ADSL based home node can become a guard node, there're no limitations


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