[tor-relays] Few questions about relaying

s7r s7r at sky-ip.org
Sat Oct 11 14:06:11 UTC 2014

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Can you please copy/paste your entire torrc to a pastebin and provide
us the link?

It is hibernating only if you use accounting. Provide us your entire
complete torrc and we will correct it for you if you don't have
traffic limits on your server.

On 10/11/2014 4:54 PM, Blaise Gagnon wrote:
> after a few hours, still hibernating, and still wondering why I
> lost Stable, Guard and Named all at the same time (see atlas
> graph)... weird.
> 2014-10-11 6:03 GMT-04:00 Blaise Gagnon <quebecfibe at gmail.com 
> <mailto:quebecfibe at gmail.com>>:
> no reason for my node to be hibernating, no caps...
> 2014-10-11 3:31 GMT-04:00 Lunar <lunar at torproject.org 
> <mailto:lunar at torproject.org>>:
> Blaise Gagnon:
>> and ... what is "hibernating" ?
> See AccountingMax and related options in tor manpage:
> AccountingMax N 
> bytes|KBytes|MBytes|GBytes|KBits|MBits|GBits|TBytes Never send more
> than the specified number of bytes in a given accounting period, or
> receive more than that number in the period. For example, with
> AccountingMax set to 1 GByte, a server could send 900 MBytes and
> receive 800 MBytes and continue running. It will only hibernate
> once one of the two reaches 1 GByte. When the number of bytes gets
> low, Tor will stop accepting new connections and circuits. When the
> number of bytes is exhausted, Tor will hibernate until some time in
> the next accounting period. To prevent all servers from waking at
> the same time, Tor will also wait until a random point in each
> period before waking up. If you have bandwidth cost issues,
> enabling hibernation is preferable to setting a low bandwidth, 
> since it provides users with a collection of fast servers that are
> up some of the time, which is more useful than a set of slow
> servers that are always "available".
> -- Lunar <lunar at torproject.org <mailto:lunar at torproject.org>>
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