[tor-project] Diversifying Bandwidth Measurement
Rabbi Rob Thomas
robt at cymru.com
Mon Feb 27 02:16:03 UTC 2017
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First, my apologies! We've had some issues with Cogent as a peer of
late, though I didn't realize it was impacting our Tor efforts. Ugh.
Second, I'm going to turn this over to the Engineering team here. We
will shift things about for the bwauth.torproject.org server to
provide better connectivity. That may take a bit, but it will be a
Third, we can easily stand up something on 126.96.36.199. Was this one
of your servers, or one of ours? Do you recall?
I am about to jump on a plane to London, so I'll be offline for a few
hours. I'll ensure this is handed-off to someone who remains in
contact with you, teor.
Again my apologies, and we're on it!
On 2/26/17 8:34 PM, teor wrote:
> Hi Rob and bandwidth authority operators,
> I've just been contacted by an Exit operator whose Exits have all
> seen a 60% drop in traffic over the last few weeks.
> This drop has been caused by a drop in bandwidth authority
> measurements, which seems to affect Exit connections that transit
> to bwauth.torproject.org (cymru) through Cogent.
> For example, from Australia, I get about 3 MB/s to
> bwauth.torproject.org . A relay operator in France gets 500
> This affects at least Online S.a.ss, Feralhosting, and trabia. Do
> we want Exit traffic concentrating in the US? (It seems all the
> affected networks are UK/EU.)
> Is there any way that we can fix this? It also has a social impact:
> there are a number of disappointed exit operators out there.
> Can someone run another bwauth HTTPS download server on another
> (non-North American?) network? The required files are listed
> If they did, would the bandwidth authority operators apply a patch
> to use it?
> Or could it go on 188.8.131.52 ? (That's the alternate bwauth
> address in the source code, but it's down.)
> : https://bwauth.torproject.org/bwauth.torproject.org/64M :
> -- Tim Wilson-Brown (teor)
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Rabbi Rob Thomas Team Cymru
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