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

Keifer Bly keifer.bly at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 20:22:21 UTC 2018

But is it normal for the  fast flag to be off and on? Thank you.

On Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 4:16 PM teor <teor at riseup.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 14 Nov 2018, at 07:11, entensaison at use.startmail.com wrote:
> 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?
> 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?
> Yes, but it's clamped to a narrow range, so it doesn't have
> much impact on which bridge a client chooses.
> It's been up nonstop for 7-8 days, so I would say it's definitely been
> used. It jumped down to 10kb/s for a day then back up to 55kb/s. Any
> thoughts on why this might happen are  appreciated, thank you.
> BridgeDB allocates bridges to different pools. Some pools
> are not used by many users, and there is a reserve pool.
> Even if your bridge is sent to users, those users might not be online
> all the time.
> Please don't worry about the usage of your bridge or relay.
> It is very normal for usage to vary.
> T
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