[tor-relays] Relay-Bandwith

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Sat Nov 9 20:34:59 UTC 2013

On Sat, Nov 09, 2013 at 07:59:45PM +0100, Oliver Schönefeld wrote:
> my ISP is offering 50 Mbps downstream 10 Mbps up, so i thought i'd
> share 20 Mbps max and 15 Mbps avg (respectively 2560 KBps max and 1920
> KBps avg) in a inner tor-relay.
> so i put the latter vaues in the bandwith-limits tab of the sharing
> options in vidalia with the download speed set to custom.
> However the tor metrics indicate an advertised bandwith of 317,44 KBps
> and the worldmap of vidalia even shows just 20 KBps :(
> So my question is now:
> Can this be improved and if so, what should i do about it?
> Or is this maybe because the relay isn't even up 24 hrs and the
> bandwith will level in somehow later?

It takes several days to weeks for bandwidth on a new relay to
stabilize.  Give it a while!

Here's a blog post that explains many of the known factors:


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