[Tor-BSD] NYCBUG OpenBSD tor relay - May update

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Tue May 28 13:15:40 EDT 2013

Brian Callahan:
> On 5/14/2013 1:38 PM, Brian Callahan wrote:
>> Hi tor-bsd --
>> Here's the monthly update of the NYCBUG OpenBSD tor relay:
>> * Officially named nycbug1.nycbug.org (or NYCBUG1) if you want to look
>> up stats.
>> * Updated to Tor 0.2.12-alpha.
>> * It's sending about 46 GB/day and receiving about 45.5 GB/day.
>> * If you're looking to run an OpenBSD tor relay of your own, I suggest
>> raising ulimit -n. I'm not sure what is best at the moment, but ulimit
>> -n 1024 doesn't seem to be good enough.
> Update on the ulimit -n thing: raising ulimit -n to 8192 looks like it
> does nicely.
> Thanks to George for pointing me to this thread:
> http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.network.tor.relay/1705
> With ulimit -n 8192, the OpenBSD relay now sends over 54 GB/day and
> receives about 53.5 GB/day. This seems to be a significant improvement
> from running ulimit -n 1024 (sending 46 GB/day and receiving 45.5
> GB/day). But I realize that's unscientific and other factors could be at
> play.
> But ulimit -n is something to keep in mind when running an OpenBSD tor
> relay.

Good stuff.

Let's see how this tracks in the near future.. it should certainly be
documented on the Tor www site somewhere at some point.  At least the
ulimit messages stopped in the Tor log.

But there may be other things to add before we move to document.


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