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Re: BandwidthRate does this actually work ?

On Sat, Feb 18, 2006 at 07:33:49PM -0600, Harley Peters wrote:
> >>>BandwidthRate
> >>>BandwidthBurst
> >>>MaxAdvertisedBandwidth
> Well i tried and it didn't seem to help me. The problem is when
> i turn on directory mirroring i get so many directory requests that it 
> saturates the connection. And since bandwidthrate doesn't check the out 
> bound traffic which is what directory traffic mainly is it just uses all 
> the bandwidth the connection has. The rest of the tor traffic hasn't 
> been anywhere near the the bandwidth limit i have set.

Were you setting BandwidthBurst as well? The version of Tor
will refuse to send out a directory if your write token bucket is empty,
and it will only be empty if your BandwidthBurst has been exhausted.

So if you set a BandwidthRate of 20 KB, and leave the BandwidthBurst at
the default of 5 MB, it will be a long while until it becomes empty.

Please let me know if that helps,