[tor-dev] Notes from 19 April 2018 Simple Bandwidth Scanner Meeting

Matt Traudt pastly at torproject.org
Thu Apr 19 22:50:57 UTC 2018

Next meeting is scheduled 26 April 2018 at 2200 UTC in #tor-meeting,
**BUT** we are probably going to look into finding a time that works
better across three halves of the globe.

Pad is here, and is copy/pasted below. https://pad.riseup.net/p/BenwGdgpz0uS

Meeting IRC log

Simple Bandwidth Scanner meeting 19 April 2018

Previous weeks notes:


    - Started running an authority in the test net. Don't think it's
working yet
    and/or people have started trusting it
    - Switched to standard python logging module
    - Added periodic reachability tests for helper relays
    - (Helped) add FAQ and glosasry to docs
    - Learned: no part of sbws is CPU bound. Weird results were due to a
    that is not capable of much bandwidth
    - Time is still passing. In less than 2w the open source paperwork
should be back

next week:
    - Put docs on an onion service
    - Ask dirauths what they want to do about sbws servers

In the coming weeks, I think I need to be transitioning away from "big"
type stuff that isn't absolutely necessary, and instead focus my time on
tests, and making sbws easy to use.

I think literal next steps need to include a practice deployment and
transition in the testnet.
It's one thing to run an sbws scanner and server. I've done that. I want
to see other people try
it so we can learn what isn't obvious to anyone but me. I want to
exercise getting scan results to
the dirauth so it can put them in the consensus.

i've tried scanner and server and reported problems :)

* list tasks for next months: https://pad.riseup.net/p/bfikl6PM0YV9
* plan proposed by teor with testnet deployment:
 * ...
* it'll be very useful to have sbws doc public!


    last week:

    * 1st draft spec

    * setup dirauth, sbws server, sbws scanner

     * dirauth not yet in consensus

    * start doc about what we have deployed so far (started to feel a
bit lost about what we have/need)

    * added draft faq and glossary to doc

    next week:

    * finish spec

    * check the status of config files vs cli args, with debug (sorry
pastly, didn't follow close the changes) and see whether #91 is really

    * check the status of tests/chutney

    * implement actually some unit test?

    * think how to make easier deployment at some point and add
something on it? (cron/Makefile/system services?)


    * pastly: once sbws repo is public, can we work on new releases
publicly? [pastly: says yes]

    last week:
        * occasional suggestions
    this week:
        * make my test dirauth a trust pastly's and juga's dirauths
        * eventually try to set up sbws on the testnet

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