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Re: New user question about Directory mirroring & bittorent
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- Subject: Re: New user question about Directory mirroring & bittorent
- From: Ashton Vaz <ashton.vaz@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 23:16:39 -0500
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Hello all. My name is Nate.
I just started using tor as a client and server. I have 2 questions
that I can't find an answer to in the wiki and docs. I have my
BandwidthRate, BandwidthBurst set to 50KB as my ADSL line is 500KB
down and 90KB up.
Don't forget to set AccountingMax & AccountingStart as well. If you
don't, you could be in for a huge price shock at the end of the month.
Many ISPs have a monthly bandwidth cap and charge ridiculous amounts of
money for each MB or GB over the cap. In your case each month at full
utilization, you would use 248 GB [(50KB/s up + 50KB/s down) * 60
seconds/minute * 60 minutes/hour * 24 hours/day * 30 days/month]for Tor
traffic alone! If you were with my ISP, you'd have to pay an additional
$ 1, 128 CAD [(248-60) * $6/GB] each month. That's why I'd strongly
urge you to set up a reasonable AccountingMax & daily AccoutingStart.
Any advice on how to carve up my bandwidth for Tor, torrent, Web
browser, E-Mail would be greatly appreciated.
Tor version: 0.1.0.16-1~breezy.1
In my case (rogers.com), I have a 60GB monthly limit (5Mbps down,
768Kbps up -> 640KBps down, 96KBps up) with a 6 CAD/GB charge if I
exceed it. Since there's 4 computers sharing my connection (email,
webserving, gaming, Shareaza, Azureus) while I'm also running Tor & a
webserver I have to be careful with my usage. Read the notes for
AccountingStart to understand why I've chosen daily & not monthly
accounting for Tor. Here are my current settings for bandwidth control:
BandwidthRate 30 KB
BandwidthBurst 40 KB
MaxAdvertisedBandwidth 30 KB
AccountingMax 262144 KB
AccountingStart day 00:00
According to the settings above, I'll use (256MB/day up + 256MB/day
down) * 30 days = 15 GB. I'm running Tor, i2p, Freenet, web server, 4
browsers, 3 Azureus, 3 Shareaza, 2 gamers, 3 email clients. This leaves
me with 8GB per month "spare" and no noticeable performance drop.
For each Shareaza client (x3) and Azureus client (x3) I have 192KBps,
28KBps up. That leaves me with about 64KBps down, 12KBps up spare even
if all three clients are running simultaneously. This is acceptable for
our browsing, emailing & gaming purposes. Your mileage may vary!
You can probably double my Shareaza/Azureus settings if you're only
using a single computer and still have a reasonable experience. Once
again - *please* watch your maximum bandwidth - don't go over your
monthly cap. Hope this helps.