[tor-relays] Mystery of bridge utilization

Runa A. Sandvik runa.sandvik at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 07:31:30 UTC 2012

On Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 5:16 AM, Steve Snyder <swsnyder at snydernet.net> wrote:
> I've got 2 bridges, with 1 IP address in each of 2 servers in the same geographical area.  The IP addresses are not consecutive.
> Both servers have the same hardware and software configurations.  Both were established in mid-January and (excepting a few brief periods of down time) have been running since then.
> So why then in March did one server handle 200GB of traffic while the other handled only 2GB?  (Yes, a x100 difference.)

Sounds like one bridge ended up in the https or email pool (meaning we
give the bridge address out via bridges.torproject.org or
bridges at torproject.org), while the other ended up in a more private

> Also: is there something I can do to make my under-utilized bridge more attractive to the Bridge Authorities?

You could set it up as a relay instead?

Runa A. Sandvik

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