[tor-relays] Guard flag?

SuperSluether supersluether at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 18:32:49 UTC 2016

My mistake, 2Mbits does mean 250 KBytes. I get confused when converting 
bits/bytes. Sorry for that confusion.

I found where my numbers came from: 

"If you have at least 250 kilobytes/s each way, please help out Tor by 
configuring your Tor to be a relay too."

This is where I understood 250KBytes to be a suggested minimum, which is 
still slightly confusing since 100KBytes is the minimum for a "fast" 
relay flag.

On 04/07/2016 01:25 PM, Michael Armbruster wrote:
> Am 07.04.16 um 20:21 schrieb Michael Armbruster:
>>> While I don't have any actual numbers, I'm pretty sure you won't be
>>> getting a guard flag with that kind of speed. Actually, I don't think
>>> you'll get much traffic at all with that slow of a relay, especially
>>> since the recommended upload speed is 2Mbps (1600kBytes/s).
>> No, 2Mbps are 250KBps, 2 Megabit = 250 Kilobyte (as 8 Megabit are 1
>> Megabyte).
>> Recommended minimum upload speed to run a relay is 100Kilobyte/s, so
>> 1Mbps is already enough to run a relay. [1]
>> To be a relay, your bandwidth has to be at least 250KB/s. [2]
> I meant "to be a guard" here, sorry
>> [1] https://blog.torproject.org/blog/lifecycle-of-a-new-relay#comment-34637
>> [2] https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git/tree/dir-spec.txt#n2140
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