[tor-relays] Relay Consensus Low

Matt Westfall mwestfall at ecansol.com
Sun Jun 2 06:57:02 UTC 2019

Hey toer, I actually removed the Bandwidth Rates per another suggestion.

Just sucks I can donate more to the TOR Network, but because other 
people abused the advertised bandwidth settings now it is what it is.


Also I guess the fact that most of the traffic across tor is http/https 
It's not ever going to "observe" a whole lot because it's quick small 
packets of data.

I moved it to another IP and put it on 443 / 80 so maybe that will help 
cause firewalls and such.  It's also directly on a public wan IP now, so 
firewall/router complications.

Config in Nyx: https://puu.sh/DAwXD/39269fba87.png

Chutney Results - https://puu.sh/DAwYD/131f6f1959.png
Ran a 30 MB Test 10 was fast and 100 kept crashing

2nd Run: https://puu.sh/DAx0v/4c73a8b661.png

So looks like my hardware can only handle about 100Mbps Full Duplex, but 
that's still way more than 9 :-D

Guess we'll see what happens.

I didn't see if anyone answered if I need a separate IP or if I can 
create another tor instance on different ports but on the same IP, to 
increase the load I'm handling.


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: 6/2/2019 1:45:35 AM
Subject: Re: [tor-relays] Relay Consensus Low

>>  On 1 Jun 2019, at 14:57, Matt Westfall <mwestfall at ecansol.com> wrote:
>>  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.
>Following the instructions here:
>It looks like your relay is limited by its own observed bandwidth.
>(The observed bandwidth that your relay has seen itself using.)
>So increasing the RelayBandwidthRate would be a good idea.
>If your relay's observed bandwidth gets above 9 megabytes a second, your
>relay will be limited by the bandwidth authorities' measurements. (The
>median measurement for your relay is 8910 scaled kilobytes per second.)
>There might not be much you can do about this: Comcast has slow peering
>with a large number of internet networks. And it looks like 4/6 of tor's
>current bandwidth authorities are on those networks.
>This isn't something Tor can fix: we can only measure the bandwidth that
>Comcast is giving you. If Comcast has slow peering to US East and Europe,
>then clients using your relay will be slow.
>>  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.
>You're right, the README is more confusing than it needs to be.
>./chutney/tools/test-network.sh --data $[10*1024*1024]
>If a 10 MB transfer is too fast, try 100 MB.
>I opened this ticket for us to fix our documentation:
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