Ping times with Tor running

Udo van den Heuvel udovdh at
Sat Jun 27 16:00:55 UTC 2009

On 2009-06-27 17:58, Roger Dingledine wrote:
>> While Tor is running, incoming and outgoing pings to the nearest hop 
>> goes from ~15ms to ~300+ms.  This is very obvious when browsing.
> 1000KB is 8 megabit. 2000KB is 16 megabit.
> Tor counts in units of '1' rather than units of '1/8' :)
> Whereas your cable provider counts in units that produce large
> impressive-sounding numbers.
> See also


Does your line really give you 22 mbit/s?
How fast did that (ADSL?) modem really sync?
What protocols are on the line and what is their overhead?

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