[tor-relays] BWauth no-consensus state in effect

Tim Sammut tim at teamsammut.com
Wed Aug 5 11:26:59 UTC 2015

Thank you for the note, Roman.

On 08/05/2015 12:07 PM, Roman Mamedov wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Aug 2015 10:58:30 +0100
> Tim Sammut <tim at teamsammut.com> wrote:
>> That said, it raises the partially-rhetorical question: should I spend
>> my $x/month on running a relay or could that money be better used in
>> other places?
> Generally depends on if you are getting a good deal on bandwidth, i.e. how
> many terabytes per month for your $x. But I see you are running a relay in
> Costa Rica, where servers and bandwidth must be much more expensive than e.g.
> in Europe. I'm not sure how useful a relay in an exotic location, if it's
> expensive to run and pushes very little traffic. Maybe others can comment.

I think it is reasonably priced; $20USD/month for unmetered 100Mb/s.

I am willing to contribute money to Tor because I believe in what it
supports. I also believe in small and local businesses, which is why I
have the relay in CR where I lived at the time.

So perhaps to reframe my question as something more concrete. If someone
is going to support the Tor project with $20/month, should they:

 - Run what seems like a high-capacity non-exit?
 - Run a handful of bridges?
 - Send them $20 every month?

I realize this is a moving target--although it would be nice to
understand generally--and it ignores putting the $20/month into other
projects, organizations, more beer, etc.

hope you are well

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