My 7 year old relay was down for a week.

In torrc I have:

RelayBandwidthRate 180 MBytes
RelayBandwidthBurst 200 MBytes

But even so I get:

Advertised Bandwidth 0 B/s

in https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html#details/63C6AB74A5C288C2159DDC783BB00F88AB44427C

I understand that Advertised Bandwidth is computed from what others measure, but if the Advertised Bandwidth is 0 why would anyone test if that is true?

(I perfectly understand why it is being kicked out as Guard node for the next 14 days).

  • When did your relay come back online? Your advertised bandwidth is 0 since your relay reports having sent/received 0 bytes. Your consensus weight is 28000, so your relay should start seeing traffic and your advertised bandwidth should go up the next time it uploads its server descriptor.
    – Steve
    Jul 27, 2021 at 18:49

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Well, seeing as your advertised bandwidth is now 16.44 MiB/s, this confirms what I had in mind. All you needed to do is wait a bit, I had this problem too. This might be because someone tested your bandwidth while you were down, I think it can take up to 48 hours to recheck your bandwidth again.

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