[tor-relays] Bridge Relay Internet Speed Much Slower Than Actual Internet Speed

entensaison at use.startmail.com entensaison at use.startmail.com
Tue Nov 13 21:11:33 UTC 2018

Hi Keifer,

> Hello List, my bridge relay at 
> https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html#details/148BD64BED9F2C27637D986DE032ECF14E5B9E9A
> Is reporting the relay speed is between 50 kb/s and 60 kb/s, when the 
> speed of the internet connection it is running off of is actually 
> much faster than this, generally about 50mbps (the relay is running 
> on a home internet connection, where the isp is Charter 
> Communications / Spectrum). As a result, I have the “fast” flag 
> on/off randomly.
> I do not want my bridge to suck up a huge amount of my internet 
> speed, but why would the  tor software report relay speed that is so 
> much slower than the speed of the internet connection it runs off of?
> Any thoughts are appreciated, thank you

The advertised bandwidth is not the bandwidth of your
connection but the bandwidth observed.
Your relay probably hasn't been used as a relay so far.
When it's being used the advertised bandwidth will rise.
Are bridges chosen based on their advertised bandwidth?
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