Opened 8 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#7593 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Limit outgoing connections when Network seems to be failing horribly?

Reported by: ioerror Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tor-client
Cc: nickm, andrea, arma Actual Points:
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While traveling in India, I've found that Tor is able to successfully connect to the Tor network only when using a bridge. It appears that Tor will open many many connections to all of my guards but for various reasons, the network fails and the process repeats. When a bridge is used, it seems to stage the connections differently. Now I am able to successfully connect with a bridge and it has a single TCP connection open to the bridge.

It would be nice to have a mode where we automatically detect this kind of failed network, as this is *not* blocking by the network but rather that Tor is simply way way too aggressive.

I think this is technically a bug as Tor simply cannot work on the AirTel network when it is overloaded but I'm calling it an enhancement, as well, who uses AirTel? I guess a few million people but who knows how many of them use Tor?

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: unspecified

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-client added

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Resolution: worksforme
Severity: Normal
Status: newclosed

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