[tor-relays] MaxAdvertiseBandwith

Scott Bennett bennett at sdf.org
Wed Apr 30 19:09:56 UTC 2014

jchase <jchase at riseup.net> wrote:

> I have a non-exit relay running Tor 0.2.25 on a Pi. Consensus weight 37.
> exit-policy: reject *:* Now I? back from vacation and my relay has 1600
> incoming conncts and arm warns me that my bandwidth is too small to
> support so many incomers. Would I kindly restrict my reject policy or
> limit my MaxAdvertiseBandwidth. Which I believe is no longer
> supported(?). Can anyone help me cut down on the traffic and the notices?

     Looks a lot like the relay mobbing problem again.  Try adding

HidServDirectoryV2 0

to your torrc file.  That appears to make the problem stop or at least
become very infrequent with far fewer inbound connections.
     The cause of the problem really needs to be tracked down, probably
by someone very familiar with the hidden services code in tor.  Otherwise
most of the HSDir relays may eventually disappear as more and more people
are forced to turn off the hidden services directory mirror function.

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