Bigger Thinking [was: Tor Project 2008 Tax Return]

Jim Jimmymac at
Mon Aug 23 05:57:42 UTC 2010

Roger Dingledine wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 10:53:48PM -0600, Jim wrote:
>> I connect to the Internet with dialup.  I have been successfully using  
>> Tor clients for 4+ years.  One of the issues with using Tor over a slow  
>> connection is the amount of time it takes to update the information  
>> about the network when Tor is first started after having been off-line  
>> for a while.  Depending on connection speed and how long the client has  
>> been off-line, this typically takes about 3 to 10 minutes.  Perhaps a  
>> bit longer.  My experience is that during this time the connection is  
>> pretty much useless for any other purpose.
> Yep.
>> While inconvenient, this situation is certainly manageable.  My concern  
>> has been what happens as the Tor network grows.  At some point the delay  
>> would start being a serious problem.
> Here's some reading:
> We haven't gotten the "microdescriptor" out in practice yet, but
> it's on its way:

That's good to know.  Thanks for the links.

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