[tor-relays] new VPS bridge bandwidth under-reported

starlight.2015q1 at binnacle.cx starlight.2015q1 at binnacle.cx
Mon Jan 5 11:13:47 UTC 2015

Bridge behavior is decidedly different than
normal relay behavior--I've been running one
for a year.

Normal relays get poked fairly often by
the four "BWAuth" bandwidth authorities
and bandwidth starts at 20KB and rises
steadily from the get-go.

I suppose the bandwidth calculation is
passive in both situations, but with a
new bridge there is zero traffic until
it's given out to users.  So the
self-calculation decays steadily to
zero instead of rising steadily as
with a regular relay.  Regular relays
get hit with traffic as soon as they
show up in the authority consensus.

At 12:05 1/5/2015 +0100, Josef 'veloc1ty' Stautner wrote:
>I don't have that much knowledge on bridges, but I think it's the same
>as with relays: The speed increases after some time.
>I'm running
>29E3D95332812F81F67FF31B3B1B842683D1C309 and as
>you can see from the graphs the speed increased
>slowly after the start. On saturday I increased
>the advertised bandwidth from 100 MBit/s to 200
>MBit/s and reloaded tor. That's the only short
>drop I can see.
>Am 05.01.2015 um 11:57 schrieb starlight.2015q1 at binnacle.cx:
>> Whoa wow. . .
>> It just popped to 700KB, presumably because
>> I used it for to browse and then download
>> the TBB bundle as a test.
>> So I guess that means the bandwidth measurement
>> for a bridge is strictly passive?  Presumably
>> that also means that it is not used as
>> a criteria for dissemination?

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