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Re: [tor-talk] Many more Tor users in the past week?

I saw perhaps a 10% - 20%reduction in speed this weekend.  Just my
personal estimate. 
I did not use any kind of metering software.   No worse then its been in
the past.
If your right, this might have been a test run.  But more likely the Tor
network is getting
a lot of PR and people are trying it out.  

I would say its now more important then ever to set up servers, the cat
is out of the bag...
I think Tor is well on its way to hitting critical mass and people will
be using it.

On 09/03/2013 08:35 AM, adrelanos wrote:
> New hypothesis:
> This is an attempt to shut down the Tor network once and forever.
> Might this be an attack on the Tor network with the goal to make it that
> slow for everyone, that no one will use it anymore? (DDOS)
> Doing this using a botnet and only taking up a portion of their
> individual botnet member's bandwidth?
> If the botnet owner would force their botnet members to use all of their
> bandwith, the DDOS attack would be more effective in the short run, but
> the owner of the infected computer might notice it much easier and clean
> its computer. Using only a negligible part of their botnet member's
> bandwidth ensures that unwanted connections go unnoticed for a very long
> time, thus making this not a short successful DDOS attack, but an ever
> lasting one.
> Roger Dingledine:
>> Check out
>> https://metrics.torproject.org/users.html
> Even more users. And counting. I think now it's very unlikely that this
> is a natural growth of real users. If that was the case, you could see
> lots of discussion/support questions from those new Tor users or users
> of software which uses Tor.
>> There's a slight increase (worsening) in the performance measurements:
>> https://metrics.torproject.org/performance.html
> Got even worse.

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