What is the maximum allowed transfer speed?

July 13, 2016 324 views

I've read that Digital Ocean does not yet enforce the transfer limits. What is the maximum continuous transfer speed allowed?

For those that are interested, I'm running a Tor relay. I've read the Tor policy, and agree to take full responsibility for any traffic that is transferred, as well as responding to any abuse complaints that may come along. I also have a reduced exit policy in an effort to eliminate most abuses (e.g. BitTorrent) and I can reduce this further if need be.

1 Answer
ryanpq MOD July 14, 2016
Accepted Answer

While we do not set a hard limit on network transfer speeds for applications where continuous transfer is expected (as with a TOR relay) we ask that users limit their transfer speeds in software to 300Mbps maximum.

We strongly recommend against any TOR exit nodes though it is good to hear you are taking steps to attempt to limit your exposure here. While blocking BitTorrent will help with piracy and potential DMCA complaints you may still see complaints related to other illegal activities including potential law enforcement requests. If this type of abuse occurs our support team may ask you to disable exits altogether.

Thank you for reaching out before moving forward.

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