Tor server monthly data transfer requirements

Wes Felter wesley at
Tue Aug 10 03:28:31 UTC 2004

On Aug 9, 2004, at 10:39 AM, Joel Mawhorter 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 if
> 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.

Tor will use as much or as little as you configure it to use. 
10GiB/month is about 4000 bytes/s, so you would just put the following 
lines in your torrc:

bandwidthrate 4000
bandwidthburst 10485760

Wes Felter - wesley at -

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