[tor-relays] Determining geographical locations for a new exit relay would help most

Seth list at sysfu.com
Fri May 1 21:00:32 UTC 2015

On Fri, 01 May 2015 10:01:45 -0700, nusenu <nusenu at openmailbox.org> wrote:
> It might be oversimplified but using compass with group by country
> ordered by consensus weight (or in your case exit probability) shows
> you where most of tor network capacity is currently located. The goal
> is to setup relays in new or rarely used locations.
> So by using compass your list would look like this, ordered from
> better to less good:
> * (AU) Sydney, Australia (0.01% CW)
> * (Asia) Tokyo, Japan (0.8% CW)
> * UK (4.6% CW)
> * US (10.1%)
> * NL (12.4% CW)
> * France (21.6%)
> * DE (25.7% CW)
> Note: the is a current snapshot and numbers change but AU or JP is
> better then DE (from a capacity divers. point of view) - this will
> also be the case in a week or a month.
> You might also want to consider the exit probability and use that in
> addition or instead of CW.
> I don't know if VULTR has multiple ASes but if they do you might also
> want to have a look at the group by AS results (if they allow you to
> choose).

Thanks for the breakdown, that helps. The only hitch with the Sydney and  
Toyko locations is that instead of 1000GB/mo of bandwidth, you only get  

Would it be better (all things considered) to go with the UK location at  
1000GB/mo vs Tokyo or Sydney at 200GB/mo?

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