[tor-commits] [sbws/master] docs: remove background

juga at torproject.org juga at torproject.org
Sat Feb 23 10:57:26 UTC 2019

commit e0c5a0cc07d89f50d14a5161385281e0503fd589
Author: juga0 <juga at riseup.net>
Date:   Thu Feb 7 12:32:50 2019 +0000

    docs: remove background
    if included, it should rather be in a history page.
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 Simple Bandwidth Scanner technical details
-Some of the Tor :term:`directory authorities <directory authority>`
-run bandwidth scanners to measure the bandwidth of relays and include their
-measurements in their network status votes. Clients use the consensus of these
-weights to inform their path selection process with the hope that every circuit
-they build will have roughly equal performance, regardless of the relays
-chosen. This achieves a form of load balancing.
-.. _problem:
-Historically, the directory authorities that ran bandwidth scanners
-(:term:`bandwidth authorities <bandwidth authority>`), ran torflow_. Time
-passed, it slowly become less maintained, and the collective knowledge of how
-it worked slipped away.
-The bandwidth authorities became increasingly unhappy having to run torflow.
-Twice yearly Tor Project meetings came and went. Everyone agreed a replacement
-was needed, but it was harder to reach consensus on what it should look like
-and what its goals where.
-Simple Bandwidth Scanner (sbws) is a project motivated by discussions at the
-Rome 2018 Tor Project meeting. It aims to be a quick to implement,
-easy to maintain replacement for torflow. It should not receive many fancy
-features; instead, developer time should be spent on finding and implementing a
-better load balancing solution than bandwidth scanning, such as peerflow_.
-This document describes the implementation contained within the accompanying
-``sbws`` package.
 Anatomy of a Tor network using sbws

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