[tor-talk] help needed to stress-test an onionbalanced HS - everyone is invited

Josef 'veloc1ty' Stautner hello at veloc1ty.de
Fri Jul 3 09:06:56 UTC 2015

Hello Roger,

I also made some thoughts about making this test as effective as possible.
I thought about HUPing the TOR process every 20 minutes. Do you think
this will help?


Am 03.07.2015 um 10:56 schrieb Roger Dingledine:
> On Thu, Jul 02, 2015 at 11:10:03PM +0200, Frédéric CORNU wrote:
>> running :
>> watch -n 20 wget -O /dev/null http://eujuuws2nacz4xw4.onion/
> I should point out that this approach should do one rendezvous with the
> onion service, and then re-use that circuit for each following request,
> until the circuit fails at which point it builds one more and repeats.
> While normal Tor circuits expire 10 minutes after the activity started,
> circuits to onion services expire after 10 minutes of inactivity. We
> chose that difference because the rendezvous process is so expensive
> relative to normal Tor circuits.
> A better approach here would be to flush the circuits and hidden service
> descriptor between fetches -- the onionperf tools that various folks
> are working on has code for this I think. But it would indeed be more
> complex than what you are doing here. :)
> --Roger

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