I've been running a squid proxy on an unimportant Ubuntu box for the past week, accessible only by Iranian IPs. I'm new to running any kind of service so I wasn't sure what to expect. A couple of things have surprised me. One: it seems like most of my roughly 30 open connections are to Tor nodes (port 9001). Two: everything seems to take the form of 600 - 800 kbyte packets dribbling past at a distressingly casual rate. I estimate that I've lent the Iranians the equivalent of one or two teletype machines, that's how slowly data is perculating through. Is this normal? I'm on a cable modem with all kind of bandwidth to spare. Is there a way to make better use of it?