As I am running 6 relays in different sizes at the moment I asked myself what is better for the Tor network in general:
- 1x fast guard relay with 100 Mbits unlimited traffic
- 3x smaller middlerelays that i run with 3 Mbits actually because they have a limit of 2 TB/month
Costs for both available options are the same! On the one hand a fast relay can act as guard and as a middle relay and can have more connections running at the same time. But on the other hand many small relays can keep tracking a hard job because there are more possible servers to watch on.
Is one of the options preferred by the Tor network creators? For me its hard to decide whats better for the whole network.