[tor-dev] Scaling tor for a global population

Ryan Carboni ryacko at gmail.com
Sun Sep 28 01:30:28 UTC 2014

> But, because this is fraction rises with both D and U, these research
> papers rightly point out that you can't keep adding relays *and* users
> and expect Tor to scale.

Broadcast a fraction of all available directories? Use md5 as a random
number generator, hash the ECC/RSA keys using md5. A user connecting to the
network will generate an 8-bit random value, and based on that, will
download one of 1/256 directories.

Right now, any relay with more than ~100Mbit of capacity really
>    needs to run an additional tor relay instance on that link to make
>    use of it. If they have AES-NI, this might go up to 300Mbit.

Any plans to use ChaCha8 instead of AES? It would an order of magnitude
faster. It is also unlikely for ChaCha8 to become sufficiently insecure to
effect web-size non-video traffic.
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