This blog post from a few years ago, suggests that:

The first answer is "don't run Bittorrent over Tor". We've been saying for years not to run Bittorrent over Tor, because the Tor network can't handle the load; perhaps these attacks will convince more people to listen.

Is this true even now? Is torrent traffic too much for Tor networks to handle?

Would it be considered bad form to use a torrent client over Tor?

  • I wonder if this question should be dropped in favor of the other version you just asked? (See my answer there too.) – Roger Dingledine Sep 26 '13 at 1:21
  • They're a bit different, but I think if you answer one you're probably going to answer the other. I'd say mark it as a duplicate. – Sam Whited Sep 26 '13 at 1:43
  • @RogerDingledine While the questions are related, they are distinct. I would suggest editing your answer on the other question to address only whats being asked there. Please post a separate answer here describing why its bad form, if you feel like it. In this Q&A format, (in my experience) targeted questions are more useful than broader cover-all questions. – asheeshr Sep 26 '13 at 1:43
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    @AsheeshR We can discuss it here: meta.tor.stackexchange.com/questions/22/… – Sam Whited Sep 26 '13 at 1:47
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    Okeydoke. A moderator blew away my answer here, so I have voted to close this one. If you think we should close the other one instead, please take whatever behavior is normal in StackExchangeland. Thanks! – Roger Dingledine Sep 26 '13 at 9:08

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