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

Tora Tora Tora tor at allthatnet.com
Sun Mar 23 14:22:06 UTC 2014

Good to know. I guess I will not shutdown underused relay just yet. A 
prepaid traffic allotment would be a terrible thing to waste! :-)


> A fine research question. A lot of the questions from
> https://blog.torproject.org/blog/lifecycle-of-a-new-relay
> 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:
> https://exonerator.torproject.org/serverdesc?desc-id=825feea5d643a228e121d0fbfdecf47acff4870f
> https://exonerator.torproject.org/serverdesc?desc-id=ec726fe88dbc60d18b3402fff2bace3564292546
> But it might take quite some time to adjust, since the bandwidth
> authorities don't measure very often.
> --Roger

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