Here's a link to the relay in Atlas... https://atlas.torproject.org/#details/BAF13EDE65C42CF497841AAE7A2CC2598E586817

It has been running for nearly two weeks, except for a reboot yesterday.

Connection: 1Gbps fiber (very little other traffic) System: Virtual box with 2 cpus and 4GB RAM. Running on i3 with 16GB

I have not limited the connection speed and the router is a high end Netgear consumer one, so this shouldn't be an issue.

How come the speed is using such a small fraction of what is available and getting even slower?

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It takes a while for relays to be fully integrated into the network. The Tor Project has published an excellent blog post called The lifecycle of a new relay that has some more details on it.

  • Thanks, I'd already seen that article, I knew that utilization would drop on day 8, but didn't expect it to continue to drop for the next 6 days. I'll wait and see. May 13, 2017 at 7:59

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