[tor-relays] exit relay not utilising full capacity (even after months)

Jeroen Massar jeroen at massar.ch
Wed Oct 29 09:15:23 UTC 2014

On 2014-10-29 09:41, Rejo Zenger wrote:
>  - So, the question is: why is it so much slower maximising the full 
>    bandwidth? The configuration from mid-July onwards is identical to 
>    the one in April. The only thing that has changed is in mid-August, 
>    when I moved to relay into a LXC container. However, that doesn't 
>    explain the slow pickup in mid-July to mid-August.

Note that LXC likely does not give you the security properties that you

issue this in your container to shutdown the host:
echo b > /proc/sysrq-trigger

There is a bug open on this:

>  - And yes, I am aware of the Roger's blogpost. That does explain why 
>    the node may be slow to pick up traffic, but it doesn't explain why 
>    it was a lot faster in doing so in April then in mid-July.

There are some weird properties in trying to do full-bandwidth.
Deterministic it for sure is not.

The IP is not mentioned in atlas:

Nor in: https://torstatus.blutmagie.de/

Though there is:


Is "Tor" not outdated? You might be missing some features there.

I see similar issues with other nodes btw, eg:

Though that is not an exit, which gives it a completely different metric.

Are you also sure that coloclue likes you playing exit? (I can only
assume so ;)


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