filling a network with Tor traffic

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at
Fri Mar 12 14:57:14 UTC 2010

On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 6:24 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 01:39:26PM -0500, Andrew Lewman wrote:
>> On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 17:38:25 +0100, Eugen Leitl <eugen at> wrote:
>> :Any suggestions for making Tor filling up 2-3 /24 networks,
>> :so that it doesn't break anything for the users?
>> Do you mean traffic from every IP in a 2-3 /24's?  Run a few VMs, set
> Yes.
>> the Family option, and let lots of traffic flow.
> I do not currently have the resources for 700+ VMs with a Tor
> instance each. I can can fire up some 10, and rotate them
> through the address space. What is the minimum useful time
> for a Tor node? Hours, days? I don't want to hurt the Tor
> network through pointless churn through address space but to help it.

Why bother with the VMs?

Bind all IPs to the host. Start up 700 instances of tor, each bound to
a separate IP.  Bind them do a variety of ports if you like.

If you have a lot of ram, this should work. :)
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