[tor-relays] excessive bandwidth assigned bandwidth-limited exit relay

Tim Wilson-Brown - teor teor2345 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 12:40:15 UTC 2015

> On 1 Oct 2015, at 14:33, Dhalgren Tor <dhalgren.tor at gmail.com> wrote:
> Have a new exit running in an excellent network on a very fast server
> with AES-NI.  Server plan is limited to100TB so have set a limit
> slightly above this (18000000 bytes/sec) thinking that bandwidth would
> run 80-90% of the maximum and average to just below the plan limit.

How did you set this limit? What did you write in your torrc file?

> After three days the assigned bandwidth for the relay is going up
> instead of moderating--looks like the measurement system has a problem
> in this case.  Just dropped the limit to 16500000 to stay below 100TB
> with maximum load.
> A good number appears to be around 65000 to 70000, but 98000 was just assigned.
> What can be done to extract proper rating from measurement system?
> Tried setting TokenBucketRefillInterval to 10 milliseconds for more
> exact control but this has not helped.  Should an IPTABLES
> packet-dropping limit be established?  Can the rating system be fixed?
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Tim Wilson-Brown (teor)

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