[tor-dev] [Question to sysadmins and HS operators:] How should Hidden Services scale?

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Mon Dec 23 20:41:09 UTC 2013

You'll probably run out of cpu crunching circuits before bandwidth or anything
else. Multipublishing the same onion doesn't really work. Some services do
code different onions in urls embedded in their pages to serve as their own
cdn/scale but still take the first onion handoff hit. DNS over Tor
does work fine
with onioncat ipv6, but tor-devs seems determined to break this style
of transport
overlay with the new HS proposals, without providing a replacement. There is
some partial utility in tcp resolvers on the host but it's not as
useful as an overlay.

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