TTL settings for Tor
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Mon Apr 14 01:13:25 UTC 2008
On Mon, 14 Apr 2008 02:14:37 +0200, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
>> Is there a way to tune TCPIP parameteres in Windows to better work with Tor?
> Short answer -- no. Tor's slowness is at the application layer, you
> won't achieve much by tweaking the transport layer.
>> For example, should DefaultTTL be increased, so that packets don't expire
>> in transit?
>> What TCPWindowSize is better suited for Tor?
> This is not specific to tor -- you should set this to be larger than
> your bandwidth-delay product. Since Internet paths tend to be in the
> 20 to 300 ms range, if you've got enough memory you may want to set it
> to one-third your throughput in *bytes* per second.
> For example, if you're running on a 1Mbit ADSL line, you should set it
> to 42 kB or more (1000000 / 8 / 3).
> A few caveats:
> - do *not* tweak your TCP windows if you're running Windows Vista or
> a recent Linux (don't know about the BSDs); these systems do
> automatic tuning, and are likely to do a better job than you;
> - do *not* tweak your TCP windows if you are a gamer; increasing
> your TCP windows will increase your latency;
> - do *not* tweak your TCP windows if you're short on memory; you pay
> for one TCP window for every single TCP socket.
Thanks. I'll leave those settings alone. But is there anything else I can
I tried everything except "procedure 3" and DNS cache tweaks as per:
I do not see any difference. In fact, it got slower.
I'm tired of hitting "reload" button in Firefox after constantly getting
"connection times out" error >:(
Is everybody suffering like that or am I doing something wrong?
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