Limit outgoing connections when Network seems to be failing horribly?
While traveling in India, I've found that Tor is able to successfully connect to the Tor network only when using a bridge. It appears that Tor will open many many connections to all of my guards but for various reasons, the network fails and the process repeats. When a bridge is used, it seems to stage the connections differently. Now I am able to successfully connect with a bridge and it has a single TCP connection open to the bridge.
It would be nice to have a mode where we automatically detect this kind of failed network, as this is not blocking by the network but rather that Tor is simply way way too aggressive.
I think this is technically a bug as Tor simply cannot work on the AirTel network when it is overloaded but I'm calling it an enhancement, as well, who uses AirTel? I guess a few million people but who knows how many of them use Tor?