Tor fails to start if RelayBandwidthRate < 75 KB/s despite torrc stating minimum is 20 KB/s
Tor fails to start if RelayBandwidthRate < 75 KB/s despite stated minimum in just above where this value is set in /etc/tor/torrc:
Define these to limit how much relayed traffic you will allow. Your
own traffic is still unthrottled. Note that RelayBandwidthRate must
be at least 20 kilobytes per second.
and on some web documentation (General Tor FAQ, https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq.html.en#BandwidthShaping):
"The minimum BandwidthRate setting is 20 kilobytes per second."
Excerpt from /var/log/syslog:
[warn] Failed to parse/validate config: RelayBandwidthRate is set to 20480 bytes/second. For servers, it must be at least 76800. [err] Reading config failed--see warnings above. systemd: email@example.com: control process exited, code=exited status=1 systemd: Failed to start Anonymizing overlay network for TCP. systemd: Unit firstname.lastname@example.org entered failed state.
Tor starts properly when RelayBandwidthRate >= 75 KB/s.
Suggest changing recommendation in default torrc file comments and on web rather than lowering minimum allowed RelayBandwidthRate.