Tor limitations

Pei Hanru peihanru at
Sat May 6 10:37:02 UTC 2006

Arrakistor wrote:
> What happens if there are too many clients, and not enough exit nodes?
> Is the bandwidth shared, or do some circuits just fail?
> Is there a way to gauge client capacity of the tor network?


In case you may forget, at 
<>, there's a vivid picture 
of bandwidth used and bandwidth capacity -- seems Tor network is capable 
of many more clients. :)

As far as your question is concerned, the picture of total traffic tells 
something, but doesn't tell everything, e.g., how about exit node 
capacity vs. client capacity?

IMHO, the answer is self-regulation. If Tor network was overcrowded, 
then some impatient clients left, then, recovered.


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