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What is the most appropriate kind of hardware to run a Tor relay on?

TL;DR: Tor does not make much use of more than one core, two cores (or one hyperthreaded core) per process is best a maximum of two Tor processes may register from a single IP, so a CPU with 4 cores ...
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Performance capacity of Tor network to handle large amount of users watching Netflix

A very quick, back-of-the-envelope answer... Let's take a YouTube or Netflix video to stream at 4.5 Mb/s, which is probably higher than average. I'll ignore baseline, non-video traffic for now. If ...
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Can Tor make your browsing faster?

Everything goes over a single connection and using fewer connections speeds up things This is possible, especially over a cellular network. Of your 5 theories, this is the best one. The exit ...
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Has the Tor project considered using NTRU?

There's now a specific proposal for NTRU: https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git/tree/proposals/263-ntru-for-pq-handshake.txt There's also an algorithm called "New Hope" that sounds to be a ...
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Are AES-NI crypto instructions used by my Tor (relay) server?

It depends: https://gitweb.torproject.org/tor.git/tree/src/common/aes.c#n44 (Link has been removed, I've been unable to find it in the archive, maybe someone else will.) on if the OpenSSL it was ...
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TLS Session Resumption - Enabled or not?

In the past, the Tor browser used to block TLS session resumption entirely because it could fingerprint users. However, the Tor browser now isolates TLS session resumption to the URL and re-enables it....
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What about Tor light?

This is not what Tor is about. Going only through 1 IP is not secure at all. This IP could capture all of your in-coming and out-coming traffic easily. (source: wikileaks.org) As with Tor, you ...
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Tor browser will not open - tried everything I know

I had the same problem with Tor not opening while Webroot was running, after May 1, 2016, when it did open earlier. I checked the Event Viewer and saw the faulting application path was to firefox.exe ...
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