I have a Tor exit relay for about 6 months and assign 1600 KBps for RelayBandwidthRate. Until a week ago, used bandwidth on my relay was equal to 600-700 KBps. But in this last 6 days, used bandwidth reduced to 10 KBps. I did not change the configuration files and now I don't understand reason of this.

What events may have occurred? What is the reason?

  • Whats the consensus weight of your relay? It could be an issue related to the current bwauth problem.
    – SuperUser
    Commented May 25, 2015 at 12:29
  • how to get consensus weight
    – shahpoor
    Commented May 26, 2015 at 6:05
  • Go to globe.torproject.org and enter name/IP address/etc. of your relay. Click on the finding and you'll see the weight when you scroll down.
    – Jens Kubieziel
    Commented Aug 23, 2015 at 13:03

2 Answers 2


You could check if your node maybe has been flagged as a BadExit, this would explain that most of the Tor-Clients would try not to use your Exitnode.

An example for an current BadExit is: tylerlockedotorg

You can see the current network status with atlas.torproject.org


This behavior is typical of a node flagged "eventually" as a Guard Node and you are not being a guard node for many clients at the moment to utilize all your bandwidth.

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