Connection through Tor, why is it so slow?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Jeremy2, Feb 1, 2005.

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  1. Jeremy2

    Jeremy2 Registered Member

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    The connection through Tor, is very slow. Is there any configuration parameters that we can play on? These last weeks, it take a long time before making a connection, and sometimes it fails.
    Anybody else noticed this.
    I'm using the 0.93 version
     
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    spy1 Registered Member

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    Tor is suffering from a severe lack of people running servers instead of just using the service.

    A large part of this is due to the fact that file sharers are jumping in on it; people running Windows are unable to successfully set up Tor servers on their machines; there are exit policy problems and bandwidth throttle issues at the servers; Tor servers are (in some places) being blacklisted - in others, warned against.

    In short, it's a mess right now.

    They're working on what to do, but it'll be awhile before it gets straightened out. Pete
     
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