[tor-relays] Guidelines for lifetime of a bridge?

starlight.2015q3 at binnacle.cx starlight.2015q3 at binnacle.cx
Sun Aug 16 18:49:37 UTC 2015

Five, ten days?  I ran a bridge at a provider
where IP addresses are easy to release and
replace with new ones.  Seems to take the
censors in China, Iran, Pakistan, etc less
than a week to find and block new bridge

I gave up in frustration.  Meek is
a better solution but is not something
an individual can readily put into
operation.  China has cracked down
on all GFW bypasses rather successfully,
including VPN providers who have a
strong financial incentive to
succeed.  Iran is nearly as good.

I find running a relay more satisfying
and would add relays instead of bridges

At 19:24 8/16/2015 +0100, you wrote:
>Is there a guideline for how long a bridge should
>exist on a particular IP address? For example,
>does it make sense to keep a bridge on one IP
>address forever? Or is it better to move a bridge
>to a new IP address periodically, perhaps every
>120 days?
>I ask because I saw traffic to my bridge ramp-up
>fairly steadily, and then quickly drop-off to a
>low number of clients per day.
>hope you are all well

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