[tor-relays] Tor Traffic De-prioritization Script

tontu tontu at nisse.xyz
Wed Dec 23 13:47:11 UTC 2020

Hello all,

I recently acquired a server with "unlimited" (not unmetered) bandwidth
on a non-Hetzner/OVH/Scaleway network, but the pipe is just 100mbit (and
will be saturated at some points by personal traffic bursts). That being
said, I expect the 100mbit pipe to be idle 90% of the time, so it
doesn't seem ideal to just set a low BandwidthRate.

The documentation [1] for relay bandwidth shaping options points to a
script to de-prioritize Tor traffic to ensure that personal traffic
takes precedence.

However, the script no longer exists within Tor source code. [2] Is this
script now deprecated? If not, where can I find it? If so, what
alternative methods might exist to de-prioritize Tor traffic during
bursts from personal traffic pipes on Linux or BSD systems?

Thanks all!



[1] https://support.torproject.org/operators/bandwidth-shaping/

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