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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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Does all direct clients have to talk to Directory Authorities to fetch the consensus at the first step?

Every client that doesn't get its consensus from some other source (clients that use bridges get theirs from the bridge they connect to) will have to connect to the Directory Authorities once at first ...
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What cached information can be reused when doing two subsequent connections to a Hidden Service?

For 10 minutes after a circuit is first used, new streams can be attached to it. See the MaxCircuitDirtiness directive. So in your scenario, that 2nd connection could be setup on the same circuit '...
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Which eCommerce CMS will work in Tor?

I have no experience with this and I can't advice on which system to use, but you should figure out why those systems won't load any linked files. Have you looked at the links? Are they correct? Are ...
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Does Tor affect ping for online games?

When running the browser bundle it only sends the data that goes in\out of the firefox portable browser that's included with the bundle through tor. You say you play BF4 and that ping is not affected -...
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Tor benchmark resources

You can find average bandwidth over time for each relay on Atlas and Globe. Metrics on the network as a whole are here: https://metrics.torproject.org/
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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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Has the Tor project considered using NTRU?

NTRU for Tor is still being plugged: http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/ST/post-quantum-2015/papers/session3-zhang-paper.pdf NTRU does sound to be faster than some other quantum-safe algs. NTRU protects ...
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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. As with Tor, you traffic goes through 3 ...
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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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Tor benchmark resources

The Anonymity Bib contains some papers which deal which measurements of Tor. Maybe they can help you too.
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Has the Tor project considered using NTRU?

One of the important features of elliptic curve Diffie-Hellman key exchanges using a curve like Curve25519 (which was created by Daniel Bernstein and not those people at NSA) is that it offers Perfect ...
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Does Tor affect ping for online games?

When you are using Tor, your traffic not only goes through the internet routers but among them passes at least 3 other routers (onion routers) these ones have to decrypt part of the information and ...
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