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Re: Tor network connections constantly building / failing

Thus spake Joe Btfsplk (joebtfsplk@xxxxxxx):

>  What I'm seeing is completely ABnormal from what I've seen for 1 - 2 
> yrs, over several Tor / Vidalia versions.  I often looked at network 
> maps - was never like this.
> 1)  What I described about connections constantly (RAPID fire - dozens, 
> one after another) building, then immediately after 90% of connections 
> 1st pop up - showing "building" - they immediately fail.  Problem is, so 
> many fail so quickly (in seconds), fair amount of time, there aren't 3 
> good (open, stable) connections.  Therefore, d/l seems to drop to zero 
> during that time.
> 2) ** Currently, this behavior does NOT "level off."  It continues as 
> long a Tor / Polipo are running (even a day or more).  Regardless, in 
> past if I ran Tor for 1 hr, I NEVER saw anything close to this.  I don't 
> leave Tor running (for normal browsing) for days at a time.  Never have.
> 3) Now, my speeds never pick up (for any length of time).

Your ISP may be blocking connections to the Tor network. What type of
internet connection is this? Work/school/library/home? What country
are you in? Have you tried other networks/open wifi to see if you get
the same result?

Mike Perry
Mad Computer Scientist
fscked.org evil labs

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