Shadow: Running Tor in a Box for Accurate and Efficient Experimentation
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Date: 7 Feb 2012
Document Type: Briefing Papers
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Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2012
We present the design and implementation of Shadow, an open-source software architecture for efficiently running accurate, large scale Tor experiments on a single machine. Using Shadow, we evaluate Tor’s EWMA scheduling algorithm, and show that, contrary to previous results on small networks, performance can decrease significantly in realistic deployments.