[tor-project] The tor network is constrained by.... (meek, exits, etc)

Kate ailanthus at riseup.net
Thu Jan 12 17:52:00 UTC 2017

Nima Fatemi:
> I wanna add one more thing to this list and it's the difficulty of
> adding bridges. Which is why we increased the number of default obfs4
> bridges but I just quickly checked the live stats of mine and they're
> all under heavy load both traffic wise and CPU. tor is usually at 90% on
> each instance with avg ~200 Mbit/s traffic.
> If this is what all other default bridge operators are seeing, then
> we're supplying way below the demand. Probably making some censored
> users unhappy.
> They might think it's their adversary who's gotten more advanced in
> blocking that is throttling obfs4 traffic - which might be the case -
> and we have no way to measure it.
> I don't know what are the plans for the long term approach, but for
> short term, I suppose we should encourage people who can run some
> secure, high speed and reliable obfs4 bridges, to do so and have it
> added to the Tor Browser and Orbot. Especially if they're trusted by the
> community.

+1 - Katie

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