[tor-dev] Dynamic Throttling in Tor

Rob Jansen rob.g.jansen at nrl.navy.mil
Tue Sep 27 23:41:33 UTC 2011


We've been exploring dynamic algorithms for throttling Tor clients. 
We've come up with three algorithms that are easier to maintain than 
static throttling (i.e. don't need to be reconfigured often), and 
produce significant performance benefits for web clients at the expense 
of bulk clients. Details are available in our technical report:


We are looking for feedback and are wondering if these algorithms look 
useful to Tor. They have already been implemented, and patches can be 
prepared if there is interest.

Best regards,

Rob G. Jansen
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
rob.g.jansen at nrl.navy.mil

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