[tor-dev] Graphs - Estimated Traffic Capacity

Tim Wilson-Brown - teor teor2345 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 21 05:26:31 UTC 2015

> On 21 Nov 2015, at 05:38, David Goulet <dgoulet at ev0ke.net> wrote:
> I know that we have sometimes 1, 4, 5, 6 or 7 hops circuit but the general case
> is considered here and we have no stats on how frequent those unusual circuits
> are.

When I tested hidden service path lengths:

Most clients cannibalized a 3-hop path for their directory, introduction point, and rendezvous circuits. So 4-hop paths may be quite frequent on the client side of hidden services.

On the server side, it depends on how busy the hidden service is - whether it has any preemptively built paths to cannibalize or not.
If so, it's side is typically 4 hops, if not, it is 3.

It would be great to have some stats for typical path lengths, is there an open ticket for this, or should I create one?


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