[tor-dev] Scaling tor for a global population

Sebastian Hahn sebastian at torproject.org
Sun Sep 28 14:55:37 UTC 2014

On 28 Sep 2014, at 16:33, Tom Ritter <tom at ritter.vg> wrote:
> 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.

sorry, I completely missed that you showed compressed numbers. Interesting

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