slow client startup

Nick Mathewson nickm at
Tue Apr 18 17:49:18 UTC 2006

On Tue, Apr 18, 2006 at 01:38:36PM -0400, Michael Holstein wrote:
> When starting TOR (as a client), it can take 10-20 minutes to start 
> "normally" .. but if I do "rm -r ~/.tor/cached-*" it starts in 20 seconds.
> Why is this "cached information" such a hindrance?

What version of Tor? Some had bugs related to this.

Also, logs would help.

Nick Mathewson
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