[tor-relays] New Tor node operator hibernation question

Simon Hanna j0k3ing at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 23:12:01 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 7:34 AM, <pandemicrelay at hushmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am a new Tor relay operator, and have setup my first relay. It's been
> running as a Tor middle relay for about 10 days now, and it's been running
> solid. It has the stable, guard, fast, running, and valid flags. I have my
> AccountingMax quota set to start at the first of each month at midnight.
> However, just past midnight on 07-01 Tor said it was going to hibernate
> until 07-05. This had me confused as I was only about half way through my
> monthly quota setup in AccountingMax for June, and my hosting provider
> reset the data on the first at midnight. I read the manual page about
> AccountingMax again, and it appears this may have been normal behavior.
> However before I read the manual page, I forced my relay to wake up out of
> that hibernation. It appears to be operating normally right now. However, I
> am wondering if this will cause any issues this month, or in future months?
> Also, can someone explain if the hibernation of 5 days was normal behavior
> to begin with.
> Thank you
As far as I know, tor startes at some random point so that not all nodes
are up in the beginning of the month. If every node would do that, at the
end of the month (or day if all have accounting per day) nobody would be
able to use tor...
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