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Re: [tor-talk] How to select the path using the weights?

On Sun, 15 May 2011 22:17:50 -0400
katmagic <the.magical.kat@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thu, 2011-05-12 at 21:42 -0400, Lu Yu wrote:
> > I know how these weights (Wgg, Wgm .....) are calculated. But then what?
> > 
> > How to choose the path using the weights? My understanding is to 
> > calculate the weighted sum of the bandwidth of each possible circuits 
> > (Isn't the computation too much?). And then choose the path with the 
> > maximum bandwidth (Then every one would choose the same path)? Or using 
> > the bandwidth to build some probability distribution?
> > 
> > I am totally confused.

> The bandwidths are used to build a probability distribution.

See path-spec.txt in https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git .

Robert Ransom

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