Posts in category network

How Bandwidth Scanners Monitor The Tor Network

by juga | April 11, 2019

The Tor network is comprised of thousands of volunteer-run relays around the world, and millions of people rely on it for privacy and freedom online everyday. To monitor the Tor network's performance, detect attacks on it, and better distribute load across the network, we employ what we call Tor bandwidth scanners.

New Release: OnionShare 2

by micah | February 20, 2019

OnionShare is an open source tool for securely and anonymously sending and receiving files using Tor onion services. OnionShare 2 adds anonymous dropboxes, supports new Tor addresses, and is translated into a dozen new languages.

Volunteer Spotlight: Damian Johnson

by tommy | November 16, 2017

Tor is a labor of love, built by a small group of committed individuals, but we’re lucky to have the support of a dedicated volunteer base who help us make Tor the strongest anonymity tool out there. Today, we’re highlighting one volunteer in particular, Damian Johnson, aka atagar. (Tor mural painted by Ryan 'Henry' Ward.)

Introducing Bastet, Our New Directory Authority

by tommy | November 2, 2017

We added a new directory authority last month, increasing the diversity and stability of the directory authority system. The latest authority, named “Bastet” after the ancient Egyptian goddess, is run by Tor contributor Stefani.

KIST and Tell: Tor’s New Traffic Scheduling Feature

by tommy | October 3, 2017

The latest Tor alpha release included a new feature to address traffic congestion in the Tor network. The new algorithm —Kernel Informed Socket Transport (KIST)— prevents connections between Tor relays from becoming overwhelmed by changing how traffic is distributed throughout the Tor network.