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Re: Load Balancing

On 9/21/07, Arrakis <arrakistor@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hey guys, quick question.
> If I have Tor process running, and request a url that has 10 images to
> load from the same domain, do all the requests go through the same
> circuit, or does the tor process split up the requests across all the
> circuits?

Interesting question. From what I understood a new circuit is created
for every TCP-connection. If your browser grabs, for instance, 6
images at the same time (6 loading instances == connections), Tor
should open 6 different circuits.

However, considering your question... It doesn't sound too efficient
to me... The slides say "If the user wants to access a different site,
Alice's Tor client selects a different path."
I'm curious how strict I should read that...

Site vs. TCP-connections?


> Regards,
> Steve

"I am tired of all this sort of thing called science here... We have spent
millions in that sort of thing for the last few years, and it is time it
should be stopped."
 -- Simon Cameron, U.S. Senator, on the Smithsonian Institution, 1901.