[tor-relays] Bots, love 'em or hate 'em?

tor-server-creator at use.startmail.com tor-server-creator at use.startmail.com
Sun Aug 23 09:41:08 UTC 2015

Just thoughts: To throttle how about assign twisted consensus weight to 
outdated versions? Highest consensus weight to slowest relays and vice 
versa? Wouldnt they overload/throttle themselfes nicely?

Am Sonntag, 23. August 2015 10:24 schrieb 
tor-server-creator at use.startmail.com:
> Would be interesting to have an outdate-consensus handling deprecated 
> relays just for statistics or maybe also to set them all to flagged 
> as bad or throttle them somehow?
> Am Mittwoch, 19. August 2015 17:11 schrieb 
> starlight.2015q3 at binnacle.cx:
>> My relay says it receives about 50k v1/v2/v3
>> connections each day to the 60k v4
>> connections that come in.
>> "Entry-ips" says it has about 35k guard-
>> clients.  Blutmagie says there are no
>> pre-0.2.4 relays talking anything other
>> than v4.
>> So I'm left thinking that 95% or more of the
>> bandwidth consumption and client count is from
>> crusty old botnet bots running ancient versions
>> of the Tor daemon.
>> But all that bot traffic creates a lot
>> of statistical "background noise," and
>> so may be providing a service in making
>> it more difficult for advanced adversaries
>> to perform traffic correlation analysis.
>> Thoughts anyone?
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