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Re: Reduce hops when privacy level allows to save Tor network bandwidth

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 11:46:12AM -0500, Erilenz wrote:
> This is one of those ideal/practical arguments. Idealistically, Tor
> would only have 3 hop circuits and those who want "simple circumvention"
> wouldn't use it. That doesn't make it the practical truth of what is
> happening though.

Even if your theory about overall traffic savings is correct,
will the number of exit nodes rise to handle increased usage?
If that happens, Tor exit nodes will lose whatever reputation
we have built for them so far as being fruitless to seize.
It is hard enough to get people to run them now.
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