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Re: New user question about Directory mirroring & bittorent
If I put in MaxAdvertisedBandwidth what does this do exactly. I had
assumed that tor already
I assumed that BandwidthRate & BandwidthBurst are for your local Tor
instance's knowledge & MaxAdvertisedBandwidth is what is broadcast to
I kept MaxAdvertisedBandwidth the same as my BandwidthRate as I wasn't
clear about this either - I have a slow machine & didn't want a high CPU
load due to Tor - which is what it seems to ensure. Perhaps a developer
can better explain this option?
On my ADSL line my ISP does no filtering except port 25 and no
throttling and no caps. So I don't need to worry about max
bandwidth. I decided to change BandwidthRate to 30KB and
Many ISPs take a "we're free to change our policy at any time" policy.
Mine certainly did. I received no email, call or letter stating that
they were implementing the bandwidth cap. I found out through a friend
that works for them. Unless you're certain that they will contact you
before they change their policy, it might be a good idea to implement
bandwidth accounting, so that you can install Tor & not worry about it.
Since they do no filtering, if you're allowed to run a webserver, you
may want to also change your ORPort is 443 & your DirPort is 80
(according to the wiki - this helps people that can't visit ports other
than well known ports - in this case HTTPs & HTTP)