Opened 7 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#8391 closed defect (worksforme)

Sudden Server Speed Change -- IP in Wrong Country.

Reported by: spiffytexan Owned by:
Priority: High Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tor-relay geoip
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: #8225 Points:
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Description

Howdy,

Speedtest.net recently started showing both my Tor servers as being in London, and my non-Tor-browser internet speeds have dropped to 10% of capacity. 

No configuration settings have been changed--I've been running Tor configured like this for about 8 months.  Why the sudden change and drop in internet speed?  I've reset router and adapters, and even re-installed Tor, to no avail.

I don't have a standard ISP--I'm only ONE switch away from a fiber connection, which means I often get 0 ping!  :D  *hard-on*

Any ideas, guys?  I'd like to get these servers back online.

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comment:1 in reply to:  description Changed 7 years ago by spiffytexan

Also, when I disable Tor and restart, speeds go back up, and my IP is located correctly.  This is probably a PICNIC issue, but I haven't been able to fix it.  The problem just started a couple weeks ago.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Component: - Select a componentTor
Milestone: Tor: 0.2.4.x-final
Status: newneeds_information

What are the servers? And the IPs?

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 7 years ago by spiffytexan

Replying to nickm:

What are the servers? And the IPs?

This could be a problem with Tor, my ISP, or me. I appreciate any assistance, so we can get these fast exit nodes back online.

NOTE: When I uninstall Tor, my IP addresses correctly appear as being in the USA, and my speed jumps back up to normal. With Tor installed, I can shut down Tor, flush dns and get a new IP address--but speeds remain slow, and the IP still shows as being in London. It seems Tor is having some odd effect on my IP or ISP.

(My ISP is a small company--I'm one network switch away from fiber optic lines, baby :)

I'm not sure what you mean by "what are the servers"... One is my personal Win7 custom desktop, a super stable Asus motherboard, i5, 16GB ram. IP is 108.169.225.6 -- Speedtest locates this as being in London, but whatismyipaddress.com shows it as being in the middle of the ocean--an anonymous proxy, even though the IP seemingly belongs to my ISP.

The other server node is an OEM XP Intel Core2 with 8GB RAM--it does nothing other than serve Tor. IP 108.169.227.243, also located in London, and as a proxy in the ocean.

Each is connected to a separate 30Mbps down / 20 Mbps up / 5 ping connection.

Thank you in advance for all your help. I've met a half dozen people who have been helped by Tor, and it encourages me to keep on serving :)

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: 0.2.4.x-finalTor: unspecified

The only think I can think of for the speedtest.net issue is that frequently, when you run a Tor exit from an IP, geolocation services will keep a list of the Tor exits and list them all as being in "anonymous proxy land." I wonder whether this.

As for the speed issues, I'd suggest as with #8225 that you might want to ask around on tor-relays whether anybody else has run into them; I haven't heard of anything like that before. There's probably some better way to diagnose what's going on exactly; I'm not personally expert in that, though, but I hope somebody else (maybe on tor-relays) is...

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-relay geoip added

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Resolution: worksforme
Severity: Normal
Status: needs_informationclosed

I don't think we ever found out enough here to figure out which of the theories above were correct. Let's reopen if there are insights?

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