Some simple changes to the tor architecture I believe may greatly improve it

Tor User toruser at
Mon May 15 16:46:37 UTC 2006

> 2. Make all clients run a 1.5kb/s server as a minimum by default. The
> more nodes the better the anonymity. Make this serving behaviour
> mandatory as a minimum contribution to the network for any person using
> it (see below for an idea of how to eliminate any node not relaying
> traffic below)

Few ISPs will be happy to receive the inevitable abuse complaints, and the
consequences are not difficult to anticipate. Furthermore, the mere
possibility of the police turning up with a search warrant would be likely
to put most people off ever running tor. You might also want to consider
that tor is useful to users behind web filters before you compel everyone to
run servers.

Perhaps you might want to implement you suggestion based on the existing tor
sources, and see how well it catches on? I am sure it will become popular if
it is a "great improvement" over what we have now.

TorUser (who runs a 24/7 middleman node but would never even consider
allowing unrestricted exit traffic)
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