[tor-dev] Dir auths using 2x bandwidth in last week

Roger Dingledine arma at mit.edu
Sun Sep 17 23:32:13 UTC 2017

On Wed, Aug 09, 2017 at 11:36:27PM -0400, Roger Dingledine wrote:
> https://atlas.torproject.org/#details/9695DFC35FFEB861329B9F1AB04C46397020CE31
> https://atlas.torproject.org/#details/F2044413DAC2E02E3D6BCF4735A19BCA1DE97281
> https://atlas.torproject.org/#details/BD6A829255CB08E66FBE7D3748363586E46B3810
> https://atlas.torproject.org/#details/74A910646BCEEFBCD2E874FC1DC997430F968145
> https://atlas.torproject.org/#details/7EA6EAD6FD83083C538F44038BBFA077587DD755
> all show a big increase in sent bytes starting at the end of July.
> It isn't growth in Tor users, since those have stayed relatively flat
> in the last two weeks.
> And the new rate seems to be the new normal -- it's showing no signs of
> going back to the old rate.
> I would assume it's outgoing directory stuff, since that's most of what
> dir auths do.
> Any guesses?

Well, whatever it was, it settled out -- back to normal -- once August



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