Waiting for Anonymity: Understanding Delays in the Tor Overlay

  title={Waiting for Anonymity: Understanding Delays in the Tor Overlay},
  author={Prithula Dhungel and Moritz Steiner and Ivinko Rimac and Volker Hilt and Keith W. Ross},
  journal={2010 IEEE Tenth International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing (P2P)},
Although Tor is the most widely used overlay for providing anonymity services, its users often experience very high delays. Because much of Tor usage is for Web applications, which are sensitive to latency, it is critical to reduce delays in Tor. To take an important step in this direction, we seek an in-depth understanding of delays in Tor. By taking snapshots of the entire Tor network within a short time window, we are able to study the delay distribution of the entire router population. We… CONTINUE READING
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