[tor-talk] Does Tor have any limits on the amount of inbound connection per source IP?
Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) - lists
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Tue Dec 6 11:37:10 UTC 2016
i was wondering if Tor do have any limits on the amount of inbound
connection per source IP?
My question is whenever a Tor Relay could be subject to DOS attack by a
single powerful server (let's say that with a single IP) but with some
powerful GPU to accelerate RSA operations?
I'm wondering if a single server with a powerful GPU (ie: Amazon AWS
with GPU) could trigger 50.000/RSA&second operations with 50.000
newconnection/seconds to a single Tor Relay?
That's to ask if there's some kind of limits in place to prevent a
possible DOS attack like this, by evaluating the amount of asymmetric
crypto operations per source IP / time and deciding whenever to slow it
Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)
HERMES - Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights
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