[tor-relays] Relay Consensus Low

Matt Westfall mwestfall at ecansol.com
Sat Jun 1 04:57:34 UTC 2019

Hello thanks for the comments, I might do that, remove the limits, 
because it's self limiting by the 1 Gbps network port, so it can't use 
more than that anyway.

I'm using an Opnsense routing platform, and I've had more than 4,000 
simultaneous connections just running torrents, lol.

Igor, it doesn't appear to be a CPU bottleneck: 
Am I able to run another tor instance just on different ports on the 
same IP?

According to file descriptor limit I shouldn't be hitting a socket/file 
descriptor limit either.


I tried to run chutney tests to see what hardware supports but haven't 
quite figured out what the command line I should be using is.

Any help with that would be appreciated.

Matt Westfall
President & CIO
ECAN Solutions, Inc.
Everything Computers and Networks

------ Original Message ------
From: "teor" <teor at riseup.net>
To: tor-relays at lists.torproject.org
Sent: 5/30/2019 7:05:20 PM
Subject: Re: [tor-relays] Relay Consensus Low

>On 25 May 2019, at 01:13, Matt Westfall <mwestfall at ecansol.com> wrote:
>>My tor node: 
>>Doesn't ever go up above 8800 or so.
>>One thing I notice in Nyx is that my connections never go above about 
>>2000 in and out connections.
>That's unusual, because there are about 7,000 relays in the network.
>How many simultaneous connections does your router support?
>(Lots of them claim to support unlimited connections, but only support
>a few hundred or a few thousand.)
>>I have advertised bandwidth of just shy of a gigabit in my config.  I 
>>understand now that the "advertised bandwidth" is calculated based on 
>>observed traffic through the node, which while more reliable and 
>>avoids abuse, seems to be counter productive to a degree.
>>Ultimately what do I need to do to get more traffic through my node? 
>>Cause I have a 2Gbps fiber sitting here basically doing nothing so I 
>>was giving 1Gbps to tor :)
>You could remove all the bandwidth limits, and put them back in when 
>tor is using
>more than you want it to. (Tor tries to keep some extra bandwidth to 
>deal with
>traffic spikes, so a 1 Gbps limit will get you around 300 kbps 
>sustained traffic.)
>Here's a more detailed explanation, and some other things to try:
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