[tor-relays] is comcast throttling relays?

Roger Dingledine arma at mit.edu
Sat Mar 1 09:36:18 UTC 2014

On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 09:35:40PM -0800, Steve Rich wrote:
> I think you guys are right, thanks.
> The question I have now however is, should I set my RelayBandwidth limit to 250k?
> Currently the advertised bandwidth is 1MB/s, which doesn't see right.

You should definitely rate limit (both rate and burst) to slightly
under your actual capacity, especially if you're on an asymmetric link
like comcast.

Otherwise your relay happily reads plenty, since the download is so fast,
and then drops it all on the floor when it tries to upload it again.

For many more details here, see my HAR 2009 video:


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