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Re: [tor-talk] Tor Relay Smartphone App
Also, might there be a way for nodes to advertise their speed? Assuming
that there is no incentive to lie about being slow, it might be a useful
heuristic so that a node with any bandwidth can join and benefit the
On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 8:22 AM, Casey Rodarmor <casey@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> What is the minimum bandwidth/latency that a node requires in order for it
> to benefit the network? I read here* that 100 kilobytes/s each way would be
> enough, which I imagine many phones are capable of handling, and represent
> a small fraction of a wifi network's bandwidth.
> On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 8:17 AM, Roger Dingledine <arma@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 12:04:37AM +0100, 4dcb8ec3@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> > Hi, yes it's called Orbot see here
>> > And here's a Reddit thread on setting it up as a non exit node
>> Unfortunately, your smartphone likely doesn't have the cpu to push much
>> traffic, and also your home wifi or equivalent very likely doesn't have
>> the bandwidth to be a good relay.
>> So this is a really appealing idea in theory, but in practice such relays
>> are much much less useful than faster relays -- to the point that slow
>> relays actually hurt the network because they produce bad performance
>> for users who are unlucky enough to pick them.
>> It would be cool to live in a world where things were different --
>> perhaps one day somebody will do the rest of the research and
>> engineering work involved in making the Conflux design work:
>> But we took a step in the direction away from Conflux when we moved
>> from three guard nodes per user to one.
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