[tor-dev] Introducing CollecTor (was: Spinning off Directory Archive from Metrics Portal)
kostas at jakeliunas.com
Fri Jun 6 10:49:44 UTC 2014
On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 1:18 PM, Philipp Winter <phw at nymity.ch> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 04, 2014 at 04:54:03PM +0200, Karsten Loesing wrote:
>> On 25/05/14 10:35, Karsten Loesing wrote:
>> > I'm continuously tweaking the Metrics Portal  in the attempt to make
>> > it more useful. My latest idea is to finally spin off the Directory
>> > Archive part from it, which is the part that serves descriptor tarballs.
>> Ta-da! ===> https://collector.torproject.org/ <=== New website!
> Looks great!
Seconded - very awesome indeed!
> I added the service to:
>> - Recently published descriptors can now be accessed much more easily:
> That's a very useful feature.
Am I right to assume that any service/program/client that relied on
metrics "rsync the recent/ folder" feature should migrate to using
One thing that's neat with rsync is that it can take care of any
lapses in service (on either the metrics data backend side, or on the
client-which-is-downloading-the-data side) - it will just
automagically mirror all the consensuses (if this is needed by the
Of course, it's very easy to just make the client check if it has any
lapses/holes in its (historical) view of the needed data, and to make
it re-download (wget, whatever) the missing parts as needed.
Just wanted to make sure there'll be no rsync-recent-metrics-data
service any more (correct me if i got this wrong.)
>> - Preliminary logo suggested by Jeroen and very quickly put together:
>> https://people.torproject.org/~karsten/volatile/collector-logo.png -- if
>> you're a graphic designer and want to contribute one hour of your time
>> to design that for real, please contact me!
> Hmm, that seems to be the octopus which is part of USA-247's logo:
Quite sure this was some cheeky intended satire :)
Really like the logo, btw ;)
> Hopefully, somebody can contribute a better one.
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