An Empirical Evaluation of Relay Selection in Tor
Author(s): Chris Wacek, Henry Tan, Kevin Bauer, Micah Sherr
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Date: 23 Apr 2013
Document Type: Presentations
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Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2013
We develop large network graphs that capture the live Tor network’s autonomous system boundaries, points-of-presence, inter-relay latencies and relay performance characteristics. Using our network models, we evaluate a series of proposed relay selection strategies under various network conditions. We additionally quantify the anonymity properties of each approach using simulations driven by data from the live Tor network.