[tor-project] Moar Project Ideas!!

Damian Johnson atagar at torproject.org
Wed Feb 24 22:48:00 UTC 2016

> I guess the specific things I'd be interested in would be:
> - Is this tor node still up and running

Hi Tom. Do you mean for individual relay operators? This sounds like Weather.

> - The various checks Karsten outlined in my link for CollecTor (which
> looks like 7-10 checks)

Not sure how meaty this is. Checks sound pretty simple.

> - 3-4 checks for a BWAuth (have the scanners looped in the last N
> days; are the number of measured relays in the correct quantity
> threshold; have an obscene percentage of relays not been measured in a
> while)

DocTor already includes checks around unmeasured relays though no
doubt there's room for expansion. This reminds me though that we've
wanted to overhaul the BWAuths for a long, long time. If that's
feasible and something we have a mentor for that would be sweet!

> - Both of the above would involve changes to CollecTor/Torflow to
> nicely output better status information
> In fact - a whole different project would be a consensus-health-like
> site specifically for bandwidth authorities.  I don't know what's
> going on with the bwauth stuff though... I'd suggest talking with
> people in Valencia and seeing if I'm the only person interested in
> this (either individually or as a whole).

I won't be there but Mr. Sebastian will be prompting folks to give
more thought to project ideas.

Cheers! -Damian

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