Hi. Stumbled across this comment about Tor speed, I translated it for you.
Regarding speed - simple math here:
- Total network bandwidth ~400Gbit/s
- Total number of repeaters ~6000 >> 400:6000 ~ 66.6Mbit/s
- Actual use of 50% of the bandwidth >> 33.3Mbit/s available all the time.
- The speed is increasing every day and quite fast.
In reality, add here the fact that most of the repeaters are very slow, most of the people using Tor have a very slow ISP channel.
So, it is possible to squeeze out at least these 66Mbits, and if you try hard enough, you can squeeze out more. For example, you can manually allow yourself only the fastest repeaters via torrc (of course, this is exactly what you can do).
Personally, I used to get ~50Mbit/s quite often, without turning it up too much. I’m sure you can squeeze out a hundred, too.
Keep in mind that it would have been published in 2020 and the total bandwidth has increased as well as the number of repeaters.
Hence the questions:
- Is it really possible to squeeze that speed (66Mbits) and more?
- How can I allow myself fast mirrors to try this?
- Will it hurt the network?
Of course I am aware that it might affect my anonymity.