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TorProxy and Shadow

TorProxy and Shadow

Posted Nov 2, 2009 12:05 UTC (Mon) by robbe (subscriber, #16131)
Parent article: TorProxy and Shadow

> those halcyon days of accessing the net via 9600bps (or worse) modems.

I take exception to this confounding of latency and throughput. I get
consistent 25 kB/s or better when downloading medium-size documents
through tor. That's more like multiple ISDN links, but with very large
(many seconds) round-trip-time. I imagine Internet connectivity on the
moon would be somewhat like that.

Maybe Tor's slogan should be "much faster than postal mail, and no less
anonymous".

It takes some getting used to, but I've been doing all my home browsing
via tor for a few years. I work a lot with (manual) preloading, i.e. open
all probably interesting links in tabs and read them later (or not).


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