Is there any technical limit for scalability by lowest bandwidth rate limit or any curve x = number of nodes, y = minimal bandwidth limit?

What settings are optimal for huge amount of small middle relays?

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Not that there's a technical bandwidth limit but it's probably not gonna be helpful for the network if you run a relay with less than 100KB/s bandwidth. For that it simply slows the network down. You can add as many relay as you want, as long as you configure the MyFamily correctly.

If you have less than 100KB/s bandwidth, you may consider running a bridge relay. (there's no need to set MyFamily for bridges)

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    Also note that the Tor people measure bandwidth in Bytes and not Bits. Networking heathens. Commented Oct 5, 2013 at 8:40
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    Yes. The capital B is not a typo. so ~100KB/s = ~800kb/s
    – mrphs
    Commented Oct 5, 2013 at 8:41
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    The configuration option is named MyFamily.
    – ln5
    Commented Oct 5, 2013 at 9:05

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