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Re: Tor network connections constantly building / failing

 Thanks Mike,
Question: I'm new at this mailing list. Instructions were to post comments / quest. to: or-talk@xxxxxxxxx But replies to my quest. come from or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Which address should I send ORIGINAL posts to & which for REPLIES to others' replies?

Q2: For * current * topics, is there way or site to view discussions - before they show on the archives site? Not sure if all discussions wind up on archives site & how long takes.

Re: Your questions: Have home ADSL conn (non static IP). Direct / dry loop DSL w/ AT&T - U.S. - TX. Unless they JUST changed how they treat Tor connections, probably not the ISP (tho not out of question).

Just d/l & installed Vidalia Have VERY limited testing w/ it so far, but the constant, RAPID building / failing of new connections seems to have stopped - for the moment. Will do further testing. I haven't tried other connections / open wifi.

Could just be temporary Tor network conditions, but before AND after installing Vidalia, many pages now loading quite slowly vs same pgs in past months (comparing loading same pages on many diff days of wk & time of day). Only diff on computer is upgrading to Firefox 3.6.10. My non Tor DSL speeds are still good.

On 10/13/2010 4:55 PM, Mike Perry wrote:
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?

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