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Re: still slow browsing

On Sun, Nov 12, 2006 at 10:44:41PM +0100, gabrix wrote:
> I have already written about this but now it's red light ... i badly
> want to keep my tor node otherways  i would have already removed the tor
> server but i cannot get on like this.I recently also had from my isp a
> bandwidth upgrade to  2MB(they say ... it's TIM!)and i still suffer of
> slow browsing .I also just using the or port and commented the dir port
> and added this in my /etc/tor/torrc
> > BandwidthRate 20KB
> > BandwidthBurst 20KB

Are you trying to use your Tor as both a client and a server? The
bandwidth limits that Tor uses affect all incoming traffic -- so by
setting a bandwidthrate of 20KB/s, you're limiting your incoming traffic
to way less than you could get otherwise.

The temporary fix is to do a bandwidth shaping script like
the one Mike Perry uses (Mike, is this posted somewhere?),
or to run two Tors (one a server, one a client -- see
http://wiki.noreply.org/noreply/TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ#RunTwoTors for
details, which are alas quite sparse for the case of Windows), or to
turn off the server side for now, or to wait patiently for us to add a
feature (hopefully in 0.1.2.x) that will only rate-limit certain classes
of traffic.

Hope that helps,