[tor-relays] Dynamic upload limit
aerkenbrand at gmail.com
Sun Feb 16 19:54:07 UTC 2014
Dear list members,
I am running a tor relay, but I have an upload limit (50GB/7 days).
This limit usually can't be increased too much, because that might
affect other network users.
I would like to request my provider (university) for a bandwidth-free
connection during the night (or whenever the network is not used very
much), and a limited version during the peak times.
My idea is that this way I could contribute to the Tor network without
disturbing other users of my university network.
Before I do so, however, I am curious whether it actually contributes to
the Tor network.
I noticed it takes time for the bandwidth to increase, and if my daytime
upload limit is low (e.g. 80 kb/s) and unlimited (Gb/s) at night, my
overall contribution could be very limited due to the time it takes Tor
to utilize my available bandwidth.
Do you have any insights in this matter?
Thanks in advance!
PS: currently, I drain the 50GB in about a day unlimited or I run at
very slow speeds... Both don't give me the feeling I really contribute.
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