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How does tor selects relay based on the bandwidth from the list it obtains from the Directory Service?

Could someone explain or point in the right direction of how does TOR selects relay depeding on their bandwidth from the list of all the ORs it obtains from a directory service. Does it simply select ...
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No traffic on obfs4 bridge

I am running an obfs4 bridge on my raspberry pi since 10 days now and haven't seen a single client since then. My torrc looks like this: RunAsDaemon 1 ORPort 9001 ExitRelay 0 BridgeRelay 1 ...
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Are the Bandwidth authorities and the Directory Authorities the same servers?

Are the Bandwidth authorities and the Directory Authorities the same servers? do the same people run both? or am i posing the wrong question, is reporting on bandwidth a job that the Directory ...
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“Your computer is too slow to handle this many circuit creation requests!”

Your computer is too slow to handle this many circuit creation requests! Please consider using the MaxAdvertisedBandwidth config option or choosing a more restricted exit policy. I am getting ...
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Why is my middle relay not picking up much traffic?

I have been running a middle relay on a Linode VPS for many months now (atlas report). My only bandwidth-relevant torrc setting is AccountingMax, set to 2 TB. The available bandwidth advertised by ...
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How to remove all bandwidth limits for Tor relay?

How to remove all bandwidth limits for Tor relay? Is there some kind of an torrc option to do that? P.S. What I'm trying to do is to give tor relay as much traffic and resource power as I could. ...
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Looking for up to date tutorial on running multiple tor exit nodes on one machine

I have: Debian 8 two IPs on the Linux machine What would be the best way to run multiple tor (exit-)server instances on this machine? I guess I have to define multiple torrc files and also have an ...
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How to deal with DDOS attacks?

This post was not helpful: How to protect a hidden service against DDOS attack? My onion keeps getting hit with denial of service attacks. Is there anything I can do to minimize the effects? POST ...
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IP adress change resets Uptime

I am running a TOR relay (non-exit) on windows 7 (7/24) for several years now. (At the beginning using Vidalia, now without). Since a few month i noticed, that TOR only consumes about 2MB per hour. I ...
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Tor relay bandwidth not corresponding

i've recently started a new relay for support purpose, but in the torrc file i've added this lines: BandwidthRate 60 MBytes BandwidthBurst 60 MBytes But on ATLAS it seems to remain on 250 KB, why my ...
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A few questions about how bandwidth scanners work

I have a few questions related to how bandwidth scanners work. I would appreciate it a lot if anyone could answer any one (or all) of them: From what I read in the bandwidth scanners spec, my ...
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What is the most appropriate kind of hardware to run a Tor relay on?

In the purpose of setting up a Tor relay that makes good use of a fast FTTH connection, what computer will do the job most efficiently at the time of writing, provided the following requirements are ...
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Finding available bandwidth of a relay

Is there any method to get the available bandwidth of a Tor Relay. (Not the one the relay publishes itself.) Plus I wrote the following sets of code: from stem.descriptor.remote import ...
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How do bandwidth authorities measure bandwidth?

After reading a number of questions and resources on bandwidth measurements and life cycle of tor relays: can anyone tell me about the bandwidth weights? Can anybody explain the Advertised bandwidth,...
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Wrong average bandwidth stats in arm?

See screenshot below. Arm seems to calculate a wrong average: "avg: 2.3 MB/sec". I haven't been close to 2.3 MegaByte/sec; not even as peek. That's my relay: https://atlas.torproject.org/#details/...
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How does Tor protect against flooding with artificially long circuits

Since the path and the length of a circuit can be chosen by a modified client an attacker could make it arbitrarily long and thus multiply the the impact of his traffic on the network by the amount of ...
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Does Tor have any protection against bandwidth misuse?

Let's say someone runs 100 Tor instances on their machine and with their high speed internet connection -> download huge volumes of data through all of those instances. Are there any mechanisms ...
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Why is my measured bandwidth so low compared to actual — is there a off by 1K issue?

I've noticed my Tor relay measured bandwidth is very low compared to both my advertized and external-to-Tor measured bandwidth. Based on the following observations, I wonder: is there's a 1K scale ...
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Why do relays not end idle TCP sessions?

I'm running a relay on a 1Gbps connection. However, my relay averages around 3Mbps up/down each after several months. After substantial investigation, I found the cause: my relay sets up TCP sessions ...
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why is the weight for guards in exit position equal to weight of both guard ans exit flagged nodes for exit position?

Why is the weight factor Weg set equal to Wed in tor code (in file dirvote.c)? How does it still result in correct probabilities?
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Qualities of a good relay (besides the obvious)

I’m currently working on Roster, a tor project that aims to reward relay operators with good relays. Besides the obvious requirements of a good relay (e.g. speed, geo-diversity, constant uptime), ...
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Accurately measuring bandwidth

I am working on a tor project that deals with relays' bandwidths. Recently, I have spoken to a relay operator who divulged that the observed bandwidth of one of the relays was faked. The data was ...
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Why my relay is so slow?

I have a connection of 100mb/s and its going too slow, just look here: https://globe.torproject.org/#/search/query=A11BAE8F2676FF78727EE74949836E495D801D90 The relay is located in a OVH VPS How can ...
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If there was multicore support, what limit is there to hidden service or relay bandwidth?

If there was multicore support, what limit is there to hidden service or relay bandwidth? Given that a single cloudflare server supports at least six gigabits of bandwidth (although it's likely ...
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Tor network used a little bit of my relay bandwidth. Why?

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 ...
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Exit Relay Bandwidth Data not showing on Tor Globe or Atlas

I recently set up a Tor exit relay on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS server, using a VPS. It's running fine, with an average throughput of about 1 MB/s, and shows up OK on Tor Atlas and Tor Globe. To try to ...
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Relay bandwidth reporting frequency

I've been running a middle relay on a Raspberry Pi for some time now. Recently, I switched out my first generation Pi for a 2nd generation model B. I installed Tor on the new Pi and moved the keys ...
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What's a good RelayBandwidthRate?

I know the minimum required rate is 20KB, and the minimum rate to be considered "fast" is around 100KB, but even the "fast" rate seems incredibly slow to me, compared to the average download speed of ...
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Better to run one relay or two, given equal total bandwidth?

For example, would it be more helpful to the network to setup one relay that had 4TB of bandwidth, or two relays that each had 2TB? Does the answer change depending on the amount of bandwidth each ...
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What does the heartbeat line in my torrc mean?

I know that the Tor logs are in /var/log/tor. I have a question as to what one of the lines in the log means though. I see something along these lines: Heartbeat: Tor's uptime is 4 days 18:00 hours, ...
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Calculation of bandwidth and measured-bandwidth for votes

In the consensus files there are bandwidth specifications for every router. This (consensus) data originates from the directory authorities votes, which contain a bandwidth as well as measured ...
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Is it me or the relay info websites?

I got my relay working just fine, torrc is all configured to my liking, etc. But when I checked Atlas and Globe to see the bandwidth differences between when I went to bed last night and when I got up ...
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Default relay bandwidth?

I successfully setup my Tor relay last night, and it has been running for a few hours now. But looking at it this morning, it is not getting that much advertised bandwidth. It has gone up since the ...
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Tor hidden service bandwith question

I have a newbie question here. When you setup a Tor hidden service do you yourself use up bandwidth on your network or does is the traffic attributed to the relay?
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Should I run fast Tor relay or a stable relay is fine?

I recently started a Tor Relay on my own VPS. It has 500GB bandwidths each month, and I limited bandwidth rate to 1500 KBytes. I don't know which one is better for Tor network: Running a fast relay ...
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Are these specs (VPS) good enough to run a Tor relay?

I want to run a bunch of Tor relays, and so plan to buy 10 $5 VPS's from a company called Beastnode. I have had an amazing experience with this company for game servers and websites in the past, so I ...
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Weighted Bandwidth for Rendezvous Points

I wonder how the WeightedBandwidth for Rendezvous Points (RPs) is calculated. I know, its a bit complicated, because RPs are chosen in a lot of different ways: Tor tries to reuse existing circuit ...
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Probability by bandwidth: Using multiple or one Relay with equal total Bandwidth

Is there a higher probability, if an attacker is using one OR of bandwidth 5 MB/s than 5 ORs with each 1 MB/s? If you calculate the probability of picking a certain OR, you can use the weighted ...
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Tor client doesn't connect if relay's available bandwidth is less than x

Is there a way to config Tor client not to connect to relays which their usable bandwidth is less than 10Mbit/s ? I don't mean the relays total available bandwidth. I mean usable bandwidth by client ....
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Relay bandwidth

I see in atlas that for each exit relay there's the available bandwidth and the currently used bandwidth. My question is, how the available bandwidth is calculated? I ask that because there's ...
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Why is my relay using nowhere near the bandwidth that's available to it?

I have 1.25 MBps (10 Mbps) of usable bandwidth in both directions. Yet my relay constantly hovers around 100 KBps of advertised bandwidth. It's currently been up for 6 days and 4 hours (after a long ...
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Does Directory Traffic count towards Consensus Weight?

When I have a node running, lets say an Entry Guard, that also acts as a Directory Mirror. Will the bandwidth used sending directory information also count towards the consensus weight? And if so or ...
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How can I know whether my ISP is limiting Tor on its bandwidth

My question is not a duplicate of this question as in that it is asked only about Tor relay and the user has not given perfect bandwidth allocation of the ISP. You can normally check whether your ISP ...
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Is my ISP throttling the bandwidth of my Tor relay?

I am operating a Tor relay (OR) as an exit on a 10 MB/s speed network. But when checking from atlas.torproject.org, it shows only 1 MB/s Advertised Bandwidth. Is it that my ISP is throttling my ...
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Can anybody explain the Advertised bandwidth, MaxAdvertisedBandwidth, Measured bandwidth, Bandwidth burst, RelayBandwidth rate?

I am confused about a few terms: AdvertisedBandwidth, MaxAdvertisedBandwidth, MeasuredBandwidth, RelayBandwidthBurst, RelayBandwidthRate, BandwidthBurst, and BandwidthRate. Can anyone please explain ...
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Arm for Tor Relay Bandwidth Descrepancies

I'm running a Tor Relay on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. I installed Arm as to monitor bandwidth. The line that says "Bandwidth (limit: 800.0 Kb/s, burst: 1.5 Mb/s, measured 160 b/s)" claims my ...
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Colours on bandwidth bar in Tor Network Status

I see there are exit nodes listed at http://torstatus.blutmagie.de/, but there are some colours on the Bandwidth bars (green/pink, black). What do they represent? Do they represent how much of the ...
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how to find out the total bandwidth of guard nodes in Tor network?

I want to know the total bandwidth of the guard nodes. I went through https://metrics.torproject.org/network.html#bandwidth but I saw only the graphs. I want to know the value.
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How to increase the Advertised Bandwidth of Tor onion router (OR)?

I am operating Tor relay as an exit on 10 MegaBytes/s speed network. But when checking from http://atlas.torproject.org, it shows only 700KBps Advertised Bandwidth. How to increase this bandwidth?
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can anyone tell me about the bandwidth weights?

I have read about Computing Bandwidth weights in Tor directory protocol, version 3. But I could not understand about how bandwidth weights are calculated. And since they appear only once in consensus, ...