Lower minimum bandwidth?

Ringo Kamens 2600denver at gmail.com
Mon Apr 24 02:13:53 UTC 2006

Perhaps your modem/router has bandwidth limiting options in it? You could
then specify it to limit upstream bandwidth on specific ports to cut down on
the server bandwidth. Also, couldn't you change the source to have a lower
limit and then recompile it?

On 4/23/06, torrified <torrified at hushmail.com> wrote:
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> I've often wondered about a lower bandwidth offering, myself, for
> the same reasons cited. Even at 20KB, my adsl upstream is just
> killed for any other  uses. Simple web pages take forever to load:
> I may as well be using a tor client :)
> I've run tor server(s) on and off for the past 18 months or so, but
> especially in the past 6 months, I just decided that even at 20KB
> it just slowed everything else down too much. Even wifey noticed!
> While I'm at it though, I have considered perhaps running a tor
> server at full throttle when I'm sleeping (let's say between
> midnight and 6am in my time zone), then perhaps at a lower throttle
> whilst I don't need the server, and then killing the tor node when
> using the server for other tasks.
> This could be automated using cron, but is this desirable on the
> client side of things? That is, my node wouldn't be offering a
> consistent bandwidth nor a consistent uptime, and does the tor
> world really want that?
> Perhaps it would simply be better to operate a middleman node
> whenever I could, receiving satisfaction with the knowledge that
> I'm helping as much as I can, when I can.
> Personally, I *never* use Tor as a client, other than for very
> brief experimental purposes. However, I'm extremely interested in
> anonyminity and privacy issues, and I really wish to contribute as
> much as I can.
> cheers,
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