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Re: how much traffic does an unthrottled middleman draw on 100 MBit/s?
> Does it take a long time until the server gets more traffic?
> I'd rather not go away on a long weekend, and come back to 4 days
> worth of full 100 MBit/s pipe.
If you do not want to have constant use of 100MB/s you should use the Bandwidth throttle. I don't really see the point in leaving it out if you wish it was restricted anyway.
But as others have said, you _never_ get reliable 100MB/s with any of the affordable Servers anywhere - especially not, if they have large bandwidth allowances or worse "unlimited" offers. This is not even considering any Tor-related issues. For most consumer-level servers you'll get effectively anywhere from 5-30 MBit/s depending on the time of day and the route etc.
> Any Tor people here who're with Hetzner? It's supposed to be
> a reasonably good connectivity; I wonder whether this is propaganda,
> or they have Tor traffic shaping in their routers.
Check https://nighteffect.us/tns/index.php with the filter (at the bottom) "contains" 88.198. or any other of Hetzner's netblocks (there's 24 tor nodes on that /16 subnet).
I would also advise you to go read in their forums. Officials have stated that above 1 TB per month you either pay x cent per GB (you'll have to let them know well inadvance though), or by default they will throttle you to a 10MBit/s (half-duplex) connection until you show them that it was either a configuration error, or a hacker, and that you took steps to prevent that from happening again. They also mentioned that they keep a closer eye on servers that constantly use more than 0,3 MByte/s or 0,3 MBit/s (can't remember...).
I can't give you references since I don't have access to their forums anymore (customers only), but most of the statements were from within the last 6 months, if you want to search for them there.
So given that, you should either let them know you'll pay for Traffic above 1TB, or you should use Bandwidthlimits to make sure you stay well below that.
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