[tor-relays] Relay Consensus Low

torix at protonmail.com torix at protonmail.com
Sun May 26 01:52:33 UTC 2019

Dear Matt,

I see you started your relay 22 days ago.  I started one (Aramis67) within a day of yours, so they both should still be getting adjusted.  Have you read about the lifecycle of a new relay?:
As your new relay gets better known, I think your consensus number will go up, but while I have used RelayBandwidthRate to gradually cap my home relay to about 1TB a month, I don't think you can force a new relay up faster with bigger limits.

I am running  Aramis67 with no RelayBandwidthRate in the config:
15 ControlSocket /run/tor/control
16 ControlSocketsGroupWritable 1
17 CookieAuthentication 1
18 CookieAuthFile /run/tor/control.authcookie
19 CookieAuthFileGroupReadable 1
26 SOCKSPort 0
64 ControlPort 9051
91 ORPort 9001
92 ORPort [2a00:1dc0:caff:126::a5c9]:9001
187 ExitRelay 0
My consensus weight is currently 5730, so a good deal behind 8400, though my current connections numbers are about 1800 and 2000 in and out.  Much of the consensus weight seems to be affected by how close you are/good connection you have to the authentication servers.

I expect that our relays will both generally go in the same direction.


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‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Friday, May 24, 2019 3:13 PM, Matt Westfall <mwestfall at ecansol.com> wrote:

> My tor node: https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html#details/B1B10104EB72A1FBBF6687B05F1915D87D00DBDE
> 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.
> 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 :)
> Config --------------
> RunAsDaemon 1
> ControlPort 9051
> ORPort 9001
> ORPORT [2001:559:c290::fffb]:9001
> RelayBandwidthRate 45 MB  # Throttle traffic to 100KB/s (800Kbps)
> RelayBandwidthBurst 50 MB # But allow bursts up to 200KB/s (1600Kbps)
> DirPort 9030 #
> ExitPolicy reject *:* # no exits allowed
> ExitPolicy reject6 *:*
> Any suggestions appreciated.
> Matt Westfall
> President & CIO
> ECAN Solutions, Inc.
> Everything Computers and Networks
> 804.592.1672
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