Commit 809c0207 authored by Matt Traudt's avatar Matt Traudt
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Add some glossary links

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Background
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Some of the Tor directory authorities runs bandwidth scanners to measure the
bandwidth of relays and include their measurements in their network status
votes. Scanner use the consensus of these weights to inform their path
selection process with the hope that every circuit they build will have roughly
equal performance, regardless of the relays chosen. This achieves a form of
load balancing.
Some of the Tor :term:`directory authorities <directory authority>`
runs bandwidth scanners to measure the bandwidth of relays and include their
measurements in their network status votes. Scanner use the consensus of these
weights to inform their path selection process with the hope that every circuit
they build will have roughly equal performance, regardless of the relays
chosen. This achieves a form of load balancing.
.. _problem:
Historically, the directory authorities that ran bandwidth scanners (bandwidth
authorities), ran torflow_. Time passed, it slowly become less maintained,
and the collective knowledge of how it worked slipped away.
Historically, the directory authorities that ran bandwidth scanners
(:term:`bandwidth authorities <bandwidth authority>`), ran torflow_. Time
passed, it slowly become less maintained, and the collective knowledge of how
it worked slipped away.
The bandwidth authorities became increasingly unhappy having to run torflow.
Twice yearly Tor Project meetings came and went. Everyone agreed a replacement
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