Seminar Thesis on Hidden Service Performance

Christian Wilms christian.wilms at
Sat Sep 8 12:19:14 UTC 2007

Hi everybody,

I wrote a seminar thesis concerning the performance of hidden services in

The thesis describes the way I performed the tests and the results, i.e. the
time it takes to receive the rendezvous descriptors, transfer times of most
cells and times to build circuits. I found a high variability in all steps
of establishing a hidden service, but also hints, where we can save some

The paper can be found at the following location:

My next step is to accelerate the whole process by implementing changes at
various points and to test those changes to prove the impact.

Comments are welcome!


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