Exit Balancing Patch

Cat Okita cat at reptiles.org
Sat Jul 28 01:00:01 UTC 2007

On Thu, 26 Jul 2007, Mike Perry wrote:
> That is what load balancing is for though. If you notice, that is why
> I did all my userbase size calculations based on a 10KB/sec stream
> rate, which is the average speed of the rest of the Tor network. As I
> pointed out, the top 5% has room for SEVEN TIMES MORE 10KB/sec
> streams, since its average stream capacity is 70K/sec.

I'm still working through this thread, but I'd like to point out that
you're presuming that changing the amount of bandwidth available will
automatically result in additional users, which will offset the fact
that SEVEN TIMES MORE 10KB/sec streams will be going through the top 5%
tor nodes - which to me, at least, suggests SEVEN TIMES MORE opportunities
for compromise via the top 5% of nodes...

Do you expect that adding SEVEN TIMES MORE 10KB/sec streams will actually
result in SEVEN TIMES MORE users to offset this (and if that's the case,
we're right back where we started, in terms of performance issues...)

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