[tor-dev] Number of directory connections

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Fri Aug 21 11:46:31 UTC 2015

-------- Original Message --------
From: Mike Perry <mikeperry at torproject.org>
Subject: [tor-dev] Proposal: Padding for netflow record resolution reduction
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:12:54 -0700

> Tor clients currently maintain one TLS connection to their Guard node to
> carry actual application traffic, and make up to 3 additional connections to
> other nodes to retrieve directory information.

That doesn't seem to be the case. Tor from TBB 5.0 startup (directory info was a couple of days old):

[GUARD]     xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:443  received: 17967   sent: 12865
[dizum]  received: 564549  sent: 19078
[Faravahar]   received: 253909  sent: 55616
[maatuska]      received: 132954  sent: 28519
[tor26]      received: 370630  sent: 80132

There were no other connection attempts.

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