[tor-relays] Why would consensus weight would be declining like this?

Roger Dingledine arma at mit.edu
Sun Mar 23 09:33:34 UTC 2014

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 05:02:07PM -0400, Tora Tora Tora wrote:
> Declining dramatically
> https://atlas.torproject.org/#details/90743CFA1B93295B9334CC0C625D22990AABA25F
> vs
> https://atlas.torproject.org/#details/CC2F7C6ED12B67CB3882B98213E02DEF2CB82293
> that is holding steady

A fine research question. A lot of the questions from
apply here too.

One theory is that it's a result of variance -- they're both relatively
small relays, so one stream that uses lots of bandwidth and randomly
happens to pick this relay could be enough to skew a few bandwidth tests,
pushing you down for a while.

In theory it should recover, since both relays are publishing similar
underlying self-measured bandwidths:

But it might take quite some time to adjust, since the bandwidth
authorities don't measure very often.


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