Tor server monthly data transfer requirements

Michael Laccetti michael at
Mon Aug 9 18:11:04 UTC 2004

I've been monitoring my bandwidth usage on my Tor server (not the client),
and my usage has increase to about 4GB/day (2 in, 2 out).  I'm not that sure
how often my server is used, though.  I don't have any concrete port
monitoring watching, just overall bandwidth usage.  I can toss on Ethereal
and ntop, and check to see specifically how much is being used.  Assuming
that I have the time to, that is.  :)


From: owner-or-dev at [mailto:owner-or-dev at] On
Behalf Of Patrick McFarland
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 11:22 AM
To: or-dev at
Subject: Re: Tor server monthly data transfer requirements

On Mon, 9 Aug 2004 08:39:24 -0700, Joel Mawhorter
<joel-pub at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been looking at the various Tor docs over the last few weeks and I've
> seen conflicting numbers on the amount of monthly traffic I should expect
> I set up a tor server. I have a VPS with 10 Gb/month transfer limit and I
> wan't to know if I could expect to be under that if I ran a tor server. I
> recognize that there could be unpredictable changes in that so I'm just
> looking for a recent estimate.

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