[tor-relays] Qualities of a good relay (Sean Saito)
rm at romanrm.net
Thu Jun 25 09:04:24 UTC 2015
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On Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:49:30 +0200
nusenu <nusenu at openmailbox.org> wrote:
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> > Wow, thank you all for the suggestions!
> > Hope to implement these soon. Would definitely appreciate more
> > ideas too.
> If you have the time to maintain such a factor you could weight in
> relative bw cost per region, because the prices per bw unit heavily
> deffer depending on the region in which a relay is running.
> e.g. relay runs in South America -> expensive bw -> multiplier greater
> than 1
A relay running in South America could do more bad than good, as it would
increase the average latency if e.g. users in Europe accessing sites in Europe
now have to go via South America on some circuits.
However most likely it won't get a high enough consensus weight in the first
place, e.g. I run a relay in Japan on a gigabit connection, but nobody cares
too much, since (I assume) bwauths aren't anywhere near Japan and do not get
good speeds to it, they give it a low weight, and as a result it doesn't see a
lot of use.
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