[tor-relays] Advise on fully using a gigabit connection

Jeroen Massar jeroen at massar.ch
Wed Mar 5 17:07:24 UTC 2014

On 2014-03-05 17:51 , Jesse Victors wrote:
> Hey everyone. I manage an exit at a university, and I recently moved it
> to a gigabit connection. I did some tests and the machine does appear to
> be capable of fully using the available bandwidth. Besides getting two
> Tor instances to run side-by-side on the same IP, is there anything else
> I can do to further contribute the connection besides waiting and
> maintaining uptime? I set my average and burst bandwidth limits to the
> maximum upload speed I have been able to achieve in my tests, is that an
> ideal setting? Please advise.

You'll need to run multiple Tor instances on different IPs (two per IP)
as the Tor code is not parallelized internally enough unfortunately.

See also:

for more details.


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