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Re: [tor-talk] Scaling Tor
This isn't exactly what you asked, but read the first few sections of this
where it looks for bottlenecks.
On Sunday, August 17, 2014, Mike Fikuart <mike@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Tor-Talk,
> I am interested in the scaling limits to Tor and what present the
> bottlenecks to Torâs future expansion. I have looked into the
> documentation available and see that Tor has far exceeded initial
> projections through structural changes to the relationships between
> clients, DAâs and relays.
> Two of the bottle necks identified in dir-spec (section 0.3 Some Remaining
> Questions) are that having every client know about every relay; and to have
> every Directory Cache to know about every router wonât scale ad infinitum.
> Is there a known threshold that on the horizon that you are aware of but
> donât need to address at this stage?
> What are the limiting factors to the unchallenged scaling up of Tor to the
> multiple million users and nodes?
> I would like some guidance in where these pinch points are so as to
> research this in greater detail.
> Yours sincerely
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