[metrics-team] Collector 1.1 Instance

Tom Ritter tom at ritter.vg
Wed Nov 2 16:37:52 UTC 2016

On 2 November 2016 at 03:28, Karsten Loesing <karsten at torproject.org> wrote:
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> Hi Tom,
> On 01/11/16 20:37, Tom Ritter wrote:
>> I've had it running for a few days here: https://bwauth.ritter.vg/
> Neat!  Are you planning to keep it running in the longer term?  If so,
> I'd want to enable synchronization from your CollecTor instance for
> including descriptors that the primary CollecTor instance is missing.
> I'm already synchronizing from iwakeh's CollecTor instance since
> yesterday, and I think that having a third instance run by a trusted
> person would be great.

Yes, I can/plan to keep this running indefinitely.

> Would it be difficult for you to create a new subdomain like
> https://collector.ritter.vg/?  I could imagine that we'll soon put
> links to mirrors on the CollecTor page, and people might be confused
> by the bwauth part.

Yes, this is done. I didn't set up vhosts or anything though. Let me
know if you'd want more :)

>> Historical data may be spotty but I didn't delete it.  My config is
>> below.
> Looks good, except for one setting: `BridgeSources = Local` won't do
> anything, because you don't have Bifroest's bridge descriptor
> tarballs.  You could either disable the module by setting
> `BridgedescsActivated = false`, or you could synchronize sanitized
> bridge descriptors from the primary CollecTor instance.

This is fixed, changed to Sync.

>> One thing I noticed is that create-tarballs takes a LONG time. I
>> mean I know it's supposed to, but I'm talking 14 hours. (I think
>> the extra-info files seem to be the big ones).
> True.  It's taking 27.5 hours on the primary CollecTor instance:
> Tue Nov 1 03:25:01 UTC 2016 Starting
> [...]
> Wed Nov 2 07:00:27 UTC 2016 Finished.
> That's why that script is only running every 3 days.

Okay - I set it up to run 3 days a week.


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