[tor-relays] Unbalanced send/recieve

George Kadianakis desnacked at riseup.net
Wed Jul 10 16:03:22 UTC 2013

Christian <brightsidedarkside at t-online.de> writes:

> Hi all,
> sorry for my probable newbie question.
> My bridge's log file reads:
> Jul 10 11:21:34.000 [notice] Heartbeat: Tor's uptime is 17:52 hours,
> with 4 circuits open. I've sent 12.55 MB and received 209.33 MB.
> Is it normal to have such an unbalanced ratio or do I have to worry
> about something?
> In the past, I always used to recieve a quart more than I sent which I
> couldn't quite explain, but now...
> Thanks for an answer.
> Sincerly
> christian

Is that an obfuscated bridge? This assymetry usually occurs when you
are using obfsproxy with your bridge; it happens because of the way
that obfsproxy is integrated with tor. Don't worry about it, your
bridge works fine.

This phenomenon will be fixed in the 0.2.5.x version of Tor (#4773).

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