[tor-relays] Tor relay on Verizon FiOS/FTTH: Advertised Bandwidth capped at ~19.5MiB/s

torix at protonmail.com torix at protonmail.com
Mon Feb 18 14:39:26 UTC 2019

Dear Neel,

I am running a middle relay on what Verizon sold us as "Business Class" service, meaning upload/download speeds are the same.  I just checked my speednet test and got 57 mbps download and 68mbps upload, which seems suspiciously close to your 80mbps.  The verizon Actionteck MI424RW, ordinary router which came from Verizon, has handled up to 4500 connections just fine in the past.  Now with the new Dos mitigation in the tor relay, it handles more like half that. (about 2300 right now)

I suspect our services are the same, and my guess is that you are maxed out on actual bandwidth of the Verizon service.

I have been too afraid to run an exit on Verizon, and used to adjust my max bandwidth so as to keep the throughput at about 1TB/month.  Do let us know how you do with an exit relay.


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‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Sunday, February 17, 2019 11:57 PM, Roman Mamedov <rm at romanrm.net> wrote:

> On Sun, 17 Feb 2019 21:54:12 -0500
> Neel Chauhan neel at neelc.org wrote:
> > I have a Tor relay "NeelTorRelay2":
> > https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html#details/D5B8C38539C509380767D4DE20DE84CF84EE8299
> > This relay is hosted on a 300 mbps Verizon FiOS (FTTH/GPON) connection.
> > My server is a HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 (quad-core AMD X3421
> > variant) running FreeBSD, and my router is a Linksys WRT1900AC running
> > OpenWrt.
> Do you have both 300 Mbit download AND upload speed?
> Did you verify that you actually get that (e.g. on speedtest.net)?
> GPON typically has much lower speeds in the upload direction. Your Tor
> bandwidth will be lower of the two.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> With respect,
> Roman
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