[tor-relays] Help with my first relay.

Roger Dingledine arma at mit.edu
Sun Jun 7 16:51:30 UTC 2015

On Sun, Jun 07, 2015 at 06:42:29PM +0200, janarkopunk at riseup.net wrote:
> Hi, i want to check if the relay has a good configuration.
> Also i have another question, why the speed of the relay is so slow,
> i have a VPS with a connection of 100mb/s, the relay is new.
> This is torrc:
>     ORPort 443
>     Exitpolicy reject *:*
>     Nickname Freedom4Anarchists
>     ContactInfo nomail at ...
> RelayBandwidthRate 85 MB
> RelayBandwidthBurst 90 MB
> DisableDebuggerAttachment 0

Be careful! The "MB" above is megabytes per second. So your 100mbit
connection is rate limited to 680mbit.

This is why the sample torrc file these days says "MBytes" rather than

As for why your new relay isn't handling much traffic yet, see

But also see the recent discussions here about the bandwidth authorities,
since a lot of the load on your relay will depend on what weights the
bandwidth authorities vote about your relay, and these votes are not
exactly perfect lately.

Thanks for running a relay!

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