[tor-bugs] #9324 [Vidalia]: Recommend node type based on internet speed

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Wed Jul 24 20:07:51 UTC 2013

#9324: Recommend node type based on internet speed
 Reporter:  saint                                      |          Owner:  chiiph
     Type:  enhancement                                |         Status:  new   
 Priority:  normal                                     |      Milestone:        
Component:  Vidalia                                    |        Version:        
 Keywords:  Vidalia, relay, node, bridge, performance  |         Parent:        
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 When setting up Vidalia to act as a node, my experience has been that
 people aren't always sure whether to be a bridge or a middle relay.
 Unfortunately, they *also* aren't always sure what their internet speed
 is. Detecting speed and then making a recommendation (or making a default
 selection based on speed), could improve network performance and usability
 without the decreases in anonymity posed by Snader (2008).

 (This could be perhaps considered a corollary to #9323, where contributor
 uncertainty could be solved with semi-dynamic node type selection).

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/9324>
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