[tor-relays] Network Bandwidth Fine Tuning

Moritz Bartl moritz at torservers.net
Sun Feb 28 23:15:20 UTC 2016

>> I ran the speedtest on my VPS which gave the results below: [...]
>> My Bandwidth results are averaging around 1.5mbs to 3.0mbs via the
>> Tor Globe Stats page.
>> Can someone tell me how to increase my network bandwidth based on
>> what I am capable of uploading and downloading. I am allocated 2TB
>> of bandwidth per month from my VPS

According to
, the relay has only been around for some short time and is still
building up speed; it is currently at 4.5 MByte/s advertised bandwidth.

It can take up to roughly a month before a new relay reaches its 'final'
throughput levels. See
https://blog.torproject.org/blog/lifecycle-of-a-new-relay for details.

4.5 MByte/s per direction means that it will reach 2TB within less than
three days. You don't want that; you should actually throttle your relay
to be around for some more days. I would suggest something like 800 KB/s
and a cap on total amount of data per month, which means it will be
pushing data for ~15 days per month.

RelayBandwidthRate 800KB
AccountingMax 2000GB
AccountingRule sum

Moritz Bartl

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