[tor-relays] Few questions about relaying

Matthew Finkel matthew.finkel at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 06:48:41 UTC 2014

On Sat, Oct 11, 2014 at 02:05:24AM -0400, Blaise Gagnon wrote:
> Hi and many thanks for developping this project !
> I have a dedicated 200Mb (25 MB) fiber optics connection and a dedicated
> quad-core Linux server (64). What is the best setup to get maximum
> bandwidth usage ? I'm still stuck at 46.4Kb measured speed and 3,51MB
> advertised bandwidth. The server has direct connection to the Internet.
> Fingerprint : 5EF740BB88C75915F8316DFEC8F1C8631FF26F12

Hi Blaise,

Thanks for running a relay!

It looks like you're currently peaking at a little over 2MB (with a
mean of ~1MB)[0][1]. 

I also see that the relay is currently hibernating. This will
certainly impact the amount of bandwidth you use. Did you configure

Below is what the network knows about your relay (with some irrelevant
details removed).

$ curl https://onionoo.torproject.org/details?fingerprint=5EF740BB88C75915F8316DFEC8F1C8631FF26F12
  "relays_published":"2014-10-11 05:00:00",
    "last_seen":"2014-10-11 06:00:00",
    "last_changed_address_or_port":"2014-10-07 07:00:00",
    "first_seen":"2014-07-17 17:00:00",
    "last_restarted":"2014-10-08 06:31:26",
    "exit_policy":["reject *:*"],

[0] https://globe.torproject.org/#/relay/5EF740BB88C75915F8316DFEC8F1C8631FF26F12
[1] https://atlas.torproject.org/#details/5EF740BB88C75915F8316DFEC8F1C8631FF26F12

> Should I run multiple relays on the same machine/IP ?

You can, and it may help, but there may be a simpler problem that can
be fixed here.

- Matt

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