Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 9 months ago

#8225 needs_information defect

"We stalled too much while trying to write X bytes to address [scrubbed]. If this happens frequently, either something is wrong with your network connection, or with theirs.

Reported by: spiffytexan Owned by: arma
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tor-relay
Cc: Actual Points:
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Description

Hello, long-time Tor exit node operator here. My apartment complex has free internet -- 10 ping (!) 30Mbps down / 20 Mbps up. A fiber connection is fed out to managed switches on the property.

My Windows 7 Desktop has run a Tor exit node flawlessly for a year.

On another internet connection in my apartment, I wanted to start up another Tor server. For this, I reloaded the OS on a windows XP machine, updated it, an installed Tor. Tor runs, but gives this error message every 3-15 minutes, dozens if not hundreds of times a day:

"We stalled too much while trying to write X bytes to address [scrubbed]. If this happens frequently, either something is wrong with your network connection, or with theirs."

The Tor server should be transmitting several TB a month, but it's doing about 50MB a DAY!

The network connection works great, the Tor install is new, and the computer is fresh. How can we fix this?

Child Tickets

TicketStatusOwnerSummaryComponent
#8391closedSudden Server Speed Change -- IP in Wrong Country.Core Tor/Tor

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by runa

Component: Tor SupportTor

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by arma

Priority: criticalnormal

Sounds like Windows's crappy network code is failing to handle the directory requests that clients are making to your relay.

(It isn't really a Tor bug, or at least, not anything we can act on. Your Tor does this, other Tors don't, so it's something to do with your network, OS, etc.)

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by runa

Owner: runa deleted
Status: newassigned

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by runa

Owner: set to arma

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: 0.2.2.x-finalTor: unspecified

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by nickm

Status: assignedneeds_information

Hm. Another possibility here is that you're getting throttled by your residential internet provider.

The best course of action I can thing of are:

  • throttling down your Tor node's bandwidth a little bit to see whether matters improve at all
  • joining the tor-relays mailing list and asking the friendly people there whether anybody's seen anything similar, and see if anybody there has insights to figure out what's going on with this setup.

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-relay added

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by lunar

Keywords: we stalled too much bytes address error tor vidalia removed

remove useless keywords

comment:9 Changed 9 months ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

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