[tor-relays] No guard flag?

Roger Dingledine arma at mit.edu
Tue Aug 18 15:36:23 UTC 2015

On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 07:43:15AM -0400, 12xBTM wrote:
> Advertised/Measured bandwidth is too low.

This is true.

> Only the top XX% (I think
> 10-20%, I don't remember off-hand) of nodes (by bandwidth) are
> eligible to become guard nodes. At the moment, that works out that
> your node needs to have at least ~2MBps bandwidth to be be eligible
> for the guard flag.

It's actually the top quartile (25%), and everybody with 2000 units
of consensus weight or more gets it.

Currently the top 25% is faster than 2000 units, so that means in
practice more than 25% of the relays are eligible for the Guard flag.



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