[tor-relays] Advertised Bandwidth increasing

Jodie Miu jodiemiu at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 00:29:45 UTC 2014

Hello Kingqueen,

Advertised bandwidth as reported by atlas and globe is really what is
observed as of far. Your relay has only been up for four days, and as your
relay proves its reliability and speed, advertised bandwidth will go up.
Advertised bandwidth is not what you put in torrc. The bandwidth options in
torrc are meant to allow you to throttle your traffic, so that bandwidth
usage is still reasonable. Eventually, as your relay matures, advertised
bandwidth should closely match what you've put in your torrc.

Consensus weight is adjusted by the bandwidth authorities based on how your
relay compares to its peers, so you're right, essentially.

https://blog.torproject.org/blog/lifecycle-of-a-new-relay -> I find this
link to be very useful.

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 2:03 PM, kingqueen <kingqueen at btnf.tw> wrote:

> Hi
> I'm running the new, imaginatively-nicknamed kingqueenbtnftw relay.
> I have read around a lot but something I don't get. I thought advertised
> bandwidth was what I'd put in torrc whereas consensus weight was what some
> uber-machines tested my relay at, with the idea that this can foil
> disruption attacks by false relays pretending to give high bandwidth. SO I
> expected consensus weight to gradually increase.
> What I didn't expect was for the advertised bandwidth to increase by step
> changes (as shown on atlas and globe). Evidently I've got something wrong.
> Could somebody please enlighten this poor nub?
> By the way, I appreciate that consensus weight is a dimensions number but
> I understand that it originated as being based on kibibytes per second? If
> this is still the case, it's currently  significantly more than my
> advertised bandwidth (which is less than that set in TORRC) but appears
> below it in the graphs?
> Thanks to anyone who educates me. I have full intent on both the T-shirts
> on offer - the standard Tor one for uptime and bandwidth, and the EFF one
> for still being online in a year with over 1MBps transfer :-)
> Hi to all who know me
> Kingqueen
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