Measuring mobile performance in the Tor network with OnionPerf

Ana Custura, Iain Learmonth, Gorry Fairhurst

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The Tor network is the largest public deployed anonymity network using the Internet. While there has been a longitudinal study into the performance of the network in progress since 2009, it has only used vantage points in data
centre networks. In this paper we propose modifications to the performance measurement tool, OnionPerf, to enable its use for measuring performance from a mobile end-user’s perspective. We provide initial findings on simulated mobile networks, using two types of emulated links, using both the public Tor network and in a private test Tor network.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTMA 2019 - Proceedings of the 3rd Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference
EditorsKeun-Woo Lim, Stefano Secci, Isabelle Chrisment, Lionel Tabourier, Marco Fiore
PublisherIEEE Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-903176-17-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-7372-0
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2019
EventNetwork Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference 2019 - Paris, France
Duration: 17 Jun 201921 Jun 2019


ConferenceNetwork Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference 2019
Abbreviated title(TMA)
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Bibliographical note

This work is funded by The University of Aberdeen. This support does not imply endorsement.


  • Relays
  • Internet
  • Emulation
  • Servers
  • mobile radio
  • public domain software
  • radio links
  • mobile performance measurement
  • onionperf
  • public Tor network


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