[tor-bugs] #9222 [Tor]: Torrc's bandwidth entries are more flexible than documented

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Sun Jul 7 20:05:59 UTC 2013

#9222: Torrc's bandwidth entries are more flexible than documented
 Reporter:  atagar   |          Owner:     
     Type:  defect   |         Status:  new
 Priority:  trivial  |      Milestone:     
Component:  Tor      |        Version:     
 Keywords:           |         Parent:     
   Points:           |   Actualpoints:     
 According to the tor man page the permitted format for bandwidth entries
 is pretty simple...

 RelayBandwidthRate N bytes|KB|MB|GB

 Arm parses these to check if the torrc is out of sync with tor's actual
 state (ie, that the user edited their configuration without restarting or
 issuing a sighup). However, a user inadvertently found that tor is
 actually more flexible on these lines that what the man page documents...

 12:54 < atagar> What is the exact torrc lines that you have?
 12:55 < Urban_core> RelayBandwidthRate 250Kbytes # Throttle traffic to
 100KB/s (800Kbps)
 12:55 < Urban_core> RelayBandwidthBurst 350Kbytes  # But allow bursts up
 to 200KB/s (1600Kbps)

 Once this is fixed in the tor man page please assign this to the arm
 component and I'll fix it on my end.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/9222>
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