TLS, threads, and workers

Ben Laurie ben at
Sat Sep 6 16:59:26 UTC 2003

Roger Dingledine wrote:
> The reason I worry about the hiccups is that if we get many TLS
> connections in a given second, all of the circuits going through that
> router will slow down (because we're not processing cells). These
> connections aren't just from other onion routers (which will be
> infrequent, yes), but are also from users connecting to the
> network. Several hundred active users per router, each connecting to a new
> router once per minute (see [1]), is a nontrivial chunk of each second;
> and if they get unlucky and gang up on a router, that's his whole second.

Don't forget that you can (and should) resume TLS sessions.




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