Multiple Circuits Explained?

I’m trying to get a better understanding on the architecture of Tor. Why does Tor connect to multiple Circuits at once? Whenever I’m connected through Whonix and track traffic through NYX, it says I’m connected sometimes 50+ circuits at once. Why would Tor need access to 50+ circuits when I’m only using it to access a single domain? Shouldn’t it only need the 1? Does it do this just that it can switch between relays faster in case one of them fails? Any explanation would be great!

#Multiple #Circuits #Explained

guest
2 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
torrio888

It builds multiple circuits so that it has them ready also each website has multiple third party resources and trackers which are loaded through different circuits.

everyisoks

This may be related to the access target. When I use flask to write a service and use tor to access the service, only one link is created.

Recent Posts

Bitcoin Foundation?

I know I am out of touch. But What, wow, ah, holey poopoo!! I just found out the bitcoin foundation has been defunct in its

Read More »