[tor-relays] AS awareness (was: Strange Traffic behaviour)

nusenu nusenu-lists at riseup.net
Sun Jul 29 21:26:00 UTC 2018

>> If I know the relays IP I could give you the probabilities of your relay
>> relaying traffic to others in the same AS (since a relay will usually not
>> be used with others in the same /16 netblock)
> It'd be better for relays to avoid connecting within an AS, right?

better according to what metric?

> Rather than just within /16. Or at least, if there were enough AS
> diversity. Which I'm guessing there isn't. So that would limit the
> number of possible circuits too much. Is that accurate?

it will certainly limit the possible circuits a lot since the biggest
10 autonomous systems make up about 50% of the entire tor network.


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