[tor-relays] Less Traffic on my relay

Sebastian Urbach sebastian at urbach.org
Tue Oct 7 12:11:07 UTC 2014


There is a very good article regarding new relays. Could answer a lot of 
your questions:


Hi All,

I am a noob to the Tor community and its fun serving Tor as one of the 
relays. I am planning to setup multiple relays however before i jump into 
anything further i setup one machine as a non exit relay to test how much 
traffic i can route.. Not to forget i also read the article on 
torproject.org which mentions the life cycle of a relay.. Now its the 4th 
day of my relay and the traffic is almost nothing but as per the article i 
must see an increase in traffic on day 4.. The machine is ON for almost an 
hour now and the traffic is too less.

Received : 3.62MB
Sent : 1.6MB

                                                    My dedicated bandwidth 
to Tor is 60 KB/s.. Do i need to keep the machine on 24/7 because as of now 
its just ON for 3 to 4 hours.. Assuming that the traffic is low on the 
entire Tor network is this kind of traffic normal or something is wrong on 
my side..? Your help will me much appreciated..

Thanks and Regards,


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