[tor-dev] Proposal: Merging Hidden Service Directories and Introduction Points

A. Johnson aaron.m.johnson at nrl.navy.mil
Fri Jul 17 21:54:23 UTC 2015

> This proposal doubles the default number of IPs and reduces the "cost"
> of being an IP since the probability of being selected is no longer
> bandwidth-weighted.  Is this a fair tradeoff for the performance
> improvement?

That seems easy to fix. Make the number of Introduction Points the same as it was before and make them be selected in a bandwidth-weight way. There is no cost to this. You need IPs to be online, and so whatever number was used in the past will yield the same availability now. And bandwidth-weighting should actually improve both performance and security.


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