[tor-relays] Relay Consensus Low

Igor Mitrofanov igor.n.mitrofanov at gmail.com
Mon May 27 01:54:09 UTC 2019

Matt, if you only have 1 host, it may be more beneficial to create 2
relays on it (or more than 2 - if you have more than 1 IPv4 address
available) using tor-instance-create. You could be hitting the limits
of what a single CPU core can do.

On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 4:07 PM Keifer Bly <keifer.bly at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Matt, I recently started a new middle relay (torworld) as well, and also run a PT bridge on a separate network. This is just my knowledge, but tor relays are not always used to their maximum capacity, so your relay will receive more traffic some days and less on other days. Different tor relays are chosen for each user each time they connect, so varying amounts of traffic are to be expected. As long as your relay is correctly configured, you should not have much to worry about.
> --Keifer
> On Sat, May 25, 2019 at 4:48 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
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>> ECAN Solutions, Inc.
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