[tor-dev] Scaling tor for a global population

Tom Ritter tom at ritter.vg
Sun Sep 28 14:33:16 UTC 2014

On 28 September 2014 07:00, Sebastian Hahn <sebastian at torproject.org> wrote:
> This analysis doesn't make much sense, I'm afraid. We use compression
> on the wire, so repeating flags as human-readable strings has a much
> lower overhead than you estimate, for example. Re-doing your estimates
> with actually compressed consensuses might make sense, but probably
> you'll see a lot less value.

All of those numbers were after compressing the consensus document
using xz, which is the best compression method I know.


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