[tor-project] November 2017 report for the metrics team

Karsten Loesing karsten at torproject.org
Fri Dec 8 15:10:27 UTC 2017

Hello Tor, hello world!

Below you'll find the highlights of Tor metrics team work done in
November 2017.

On behalf of the Tor metrics team,

Rebranded Tor Atlas to Tor Metrics Relay Search [1] and made it visually
part of Tor Metrics [2].

 [1] https://atlas.torproject.org/

Added an aggregate search [3] function to Relay Search in preparation of
shutting down Compass [4] by the end of the year and a world map
visualization of aggregations by country [X].

 [3] https://atlas.torproject.org/#aggregate
 [4] https://compass.torproject.org/
 [X] https://atlas.torproject.org/#map

Released two Onionoo versions that come with protocol updates: Onionoo
4.3-1.7.1 [5] adds a new "host_name" parameter to filter by host name
and a new "unreachable_or_addresses" field with declared but unreachable
OR addresses. Onionoo 4.4-1.8.0 [6] extends the "version" parameter to
bridges, adds a "recommended_version" parameter for relays and bridges,
adds a "version" field to relay and bridge details documents, and adds a
"recommended_version" field to bridge details documents.



Announced next major Onionoo protocol version 5.0 [7] to be deployed
after December 17, 2017, which removes $ from fingerprints in
"effective_family", "alleged_family", and "indirect_family" fields.

 [7] https://metrics.torproject.org/onionoo.html#versions_5_0

Published draft specification of Tor web server logs [8].

 [8] https://metrics.torproject.org/web-server-logs.html

Added related events from the metrics timeline entries underneath graphs
[9]. (Many thanks to David Fifield and to Isabela and Antonella from the
UX team for valuable feedback!)

 [9] https://metrics.torproject.org/userstats-relay-country.html

Made sample graphs showing IPv6 support of relays and bridges [10] which
are likely going to be added as regular graphs to Tor Metrics in
December. (Thanks for teor for all the input there!)

 [10] https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/23761#comment:6

Published roadmap [11] for work planned between October 2017 and
September 2018.


Improved OnionPerf VM configuration management [12] by using SaltStack
[13] for management and orchestration [2] to ensure that all OnionPerf
instances run the same environment, that we can ensure updates to happen
all at once, and to provision new instances more conveniently.

 [12] https://oniongit.eu/infra/onionperf-management
 [13] https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/

Changed the web application server used by ExoneraTor from Tomcat to
embedded Jetty [14] to facilitate development and deployment.

 [14] https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/24174

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 528 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <http://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/attachments/20171208/8737cf76/attachment.sig>

More information about the tor-project mailing list