[tor-relays] Heartbleed" Exchange of keys now or later?

tor at t-3.net tor at t-3.net
Wed Apr 9 13:59:23 UTC 2014

After updating the OpenSSL, I chopped our relay's keys at noon EST 
yesterday. The traffic has indeed collapsed since then. Old 
configuration was averaging around 55Mb/s per my Cacti. A URL here:


This morning my Cacti graphs say it is still sitting at near nothing, 
like 1.5Mb. "arm" says between 500-600Kb/s. The new URL is here and at 
least at this time, you can really see the dropoff in the 3-day graph.


I wonder how long it will take our relays to recover?

I wonder if it is a good idea, or technically feasible, to do a one 
time kick-over of something in the Tor network so that the system sees 
what the relay flags etc. should be on these emergency-redefined 
relays. Certainly if everyone updated at once and the traffic died 
like this everywhere, Tor would be pretty messed.

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