[tor-dev] Twisted-based Tor client performance measurement tool (using ooni?)

Karsten Loesing karsten at torproject.org
Fri Jan 25 10:52:38 UTC 2013

On 1/24/13 10:31 AM, Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) wrote:
> On 1/21/13 9:06 PM, Karsten Loesing wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> you probably heard of Torperf [0], the tool that produces our Tor client
>> performance graphs [1].  Torperf is mostly a bunch of scripts and
>> lengthy HOWTOs, so setting it up and keeping it happy is not exactly
>> trivial. 
> I am wondering if this should not use and leverage the existing OONI
> project that does "more or less" what functionally TorPerf has to do?

Which of Torperf's planned functionality overlaps with OONI?

> 1) set up local Tor clients, configure them, and register for events;
> 2) run a local web server to download files from or upload files to;
> 3) periodically run one or more tests which can be:
> 3.1) an HTTP GET request over Tor to its own web server,
> 3.2) an HTTP POST request to measure upload speed,
> 3.3) a GET or POST request to a locally running hidden service,
> 3.4) a series of fetches of top 50 Alexa domains using Selenium/Firefox;
> 3.5) a series of requests to track stream/circ allocations for #5830;
> 4) store request timestamps and Tor controller events to SQLite;
> 5) provide results via a RESTful API over its web server.

For the moment, I think we're better off keeping the two projects
separate, mostly because of Torperf's February 28 deadline.  But I
wouldn't mind integrating Torperf's functionality into OONI afterwards.

Arturo, maybe you can comment on this?

For everyone else following this thread, I updated the README to list
next steps and incorporate all feedback I got so far:



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