Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#23006 new enhancement

Test connection speed

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
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Please figure out a way to show what is my internet connection speed between the tor client and the first hop (Guard or bridge).
Suggestion, maybe deduce the speed of downloading the consensus files and display it in the log files.

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comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by arma

What is your goal?

That is, there are all sorts of things that we might measure, and all sorts of things users might be curious about, and trying to display each of them has a cost in terms of e.g. user confusion.

The bandwidth you'll get from Tor varies over time, depending mostly on congestion inside the Tor network, which impacts round-trip times, which impacts flow control, and things are interrelated in complex ways.

Telling users the bandwidth between them and their first hop is not going to mean what some of them think it means.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by cypherpunks

The goal is to know if my connection is slow because the bridge that I'm starting out with is poor, or the slowness is due to normal congestion and it would pass.
I'm also assuming that the consensus files are downloaded directly from the first hop and not over a 3 hop circuit, so they should have the most reliable speed measure.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by nickm

Component: Core TorCore Tor/Tor

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: unspecified
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