[tor-dev] Simplifying load balancing by removing Guard+Exit?

Aaron Johnson aaron.m.johnson at nrl.navy.mil
Mon Sep 28 07:23:00 UTC 2015

> This would be a 24% decrease in the number of Guards, which seems ok, particularly if they’re not good at being guards anyway.
> (Counts from the 2015-09-24 21:00:00 microdesc consensus in my local Tor Browser data folder.)

Relays with the Guard+Exit flags have had zero weight as guards for the last month (I didn’t look back farther). Every consensus in September 2015 has had Wgd=0 and Wed=10000. So effectively the network has been treating those relays as exits only.

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