Anomos - anonymous bit torrent - using Onion Routing...

grarpamp grarpamp at
Sat Nov 13 08:41:25 UTC 2010

> Nonetheless, there are other reasons why one should not use bittorrent
> over tor, not the least of which is that it is a bandwidth hog.

Why do we keep saying don't use it? That's almost an invitation
to break the rules. Look at the lists of services out there. Bandwidth
usage is always going up.

So why not instead say, sure, use Tor for whatever you want PROVIDED
you also help maintain equilibrium by donating some resources. Which
in the case of Tor would be at least six times your own bandwidth use.

A steep price for sure. But an accurate minumum to maintain state.

What parts of Tor aren't able to scale to more users?

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