Network Map showing a major difference in public relays

Roger Dingledine arma at
Fri Jun 11 06:12:30 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 04:26:11PM -0500, Jon wrote:
> I was wondering why on a windows os, the network map shows only 681
> relays on one system and on another system, it shows 1853 relays. This
> seems to be a major difference, which is also above a previous message
> about only 80+ relay differences.
> The one running an exit relay is showing the lesser of the relays. The
> non exit relay is showing the higher number of relays.
> Any ideas or opinions?

Tor relays that haven't seen any client requests lately (and by client
requests I mean requests using that Tor as a client) and don't have
an advertised DirPort will stop fetching descriptors after a while,
to save bandwidth.


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