[tor-relays] Consensus weight dropped

Sebastian Hahn mail at sebastianhahn.net
Tue Jan 20 23:54:16 UTC 2015

On 20 Jan 2015, at 22:58, Roger Dingledine <arma at mit.edu> wrote:
> We've already known about this in the context of "the bandwidth
> authority scripts are very poorly tuned for the changes that have
> happened in the Tor network since the scripts were written, so they
> vote wildly varying numbers for relays". But I don't think that
> we'd realized the "some relays don't get three votes at all, so they
> basically get zeroed out" issue. Hm.

Yeah we knew about it actually, ot was discussed extensively but in
a different context. We knew that each dirauth misses up to 40% of
all relays in absolute amount, which means it misses an unknown
amount of bandwidth. Grr.

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