[tor-dev] minimizing traffic for IoT Tor node over 3G/LTE

Razvan Dragomirescu razvan.dragomirescu at veri.fi
Sat Apr 8 09:23:40 UTC 2017


I am working on a project to create very small Tor nodes on embedded
devices connected over LTE or 3G. I have it working fine with OpenWRT and
just 128MB of RAM, but the main issue is now the amount of data needed to
download the consensus. The consensus files appear to be around 2.3MB at
the moment and I think the default is to re-download every 3 hours, so
that's 18.4MB/day or 552MB/month. Is there any way to reduce this while
still maintaining good citizenship on the Tor network? Are there any
recommended options for low-bandwidth nodes?

Thank you,

Razvan Dragomirescu
Chief Technology Officer
Cayenne Graphics SRL
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