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Re: any rough stats on bridges ?

I think that unless you have a good way of telling specific people in the need of a bridge about your bridge without telling the world, that you should not consider being a bridge,


--- On Mon, 10/19/09, Flamsmark <flamsmark@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Flamsmark <flamsmark@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: any rough stats on bridges ?
> To: or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Monday, October 19, 2009, 4:05 PM
> I'd like
> to see some stats, or even some conjecture, as to the
> longevity of a bridge, and what it means for the bridge to
> be born, be used, and eventually be blocked.
> I understand the mechanisms used to slowly feed bridge
> information to people who request them, but even that
> slowness can't keep them from eventually being
> discovered and blocked.
> It seems that a reasonable question might
> be: for a home user, with a static IP, planning to
> contribute to Tor, which is most useful: should they just be
> a bridge; start out as a bridge, and then eventually change
> to a relay; or immediately sign on as a relay? Given some
> responses to this, might it make sense to construct a tool
> to tell people when their bridges should change to
> relays?

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