[tor-talk] dynamically adjusting bandwidth

Roman Mamedov rm at romanrm.net
Sun Oct 13 22:25:01 UTC 2013

On Sun, 13 Oct 2013 17:25:02 -0400
starlight at binnacle.cx wrote:

> Hello,
> I've recently established a full-time relay
> running on a fast Linux router.  Working nice
> with version
> Have a daily offsite backup that was butting heads
> with TOR traffic, so I wrote a 'tor_bwreduce' and
> 'tor_bwrestore' script like these:
> nc 9151 <<EOF
> SETCONF RelayBandwidthRate=60000
> SETCONF RelayBandwidthBurst=60000

Interesting... I needed a similar thing, but it never occured to me to use the
control socket. I was simply rewriting the torrc and doing '/etc/init.d/tor
reload' each time. But it did work perfectly as well.

With respect,
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