[tor-project] April and May 2019 report and June 2019 plans for the metrics team

Karsten Loesing karsten at torproject.org
Fri Jun 14 07:37:14 UTC 2019

Hello Tor, hello world!

Below you'll find the highlights of Tor metrics team work done in April
and May 2019 as well as a few expected highlights for the current month,
June 2019.

On behalf of the Tor metrics team,

April and May 2019:

Blogged about Collecting, Aggregating, and Presenting Data from The Tor
Network [1] which concludes sponsored work [2] to document our pipeline
and identify areas that could benefit from modernization.

 [2] https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/sponsors/Sponsor13

Update OnionPerf circuit round-trip latencies graph [3] to contain
lowest and highest values that are not considered outliers, similar to
the whiskers in a box plot.

 [3] https://metrics.torproject.org/onionperf-latencies.html

Added a new graph on OnionPerf throughput [4] including lowest and
highest values that are not considered outliers.

 [4] https://metrics.torproject.org/onionperf-throughput.html

Discussed including more detailed error codes [5] in OnionPerf's .tpf
file output to better distinguish reasons behind failures and timeouts.

 [5] https://bugs.torproject.org/29787

Started archiving bandwidth files [6, 7] from bandwidth authorities.

 [6] https://metrics.torproject.org/collector.html#type-bandwidth-file

Started improving operational monitoring of Tor Metrics services [8].

 [8] https://gitweb.torproject.org/user/irl/metrics-cloud.git/

Put out new releases [9]: metrics-lib 2.6.0/2.6.1/2.6.2, CollecTor
1.9.0/1.9.1, ExoneraTor 4.1.0.

 [9] https://dist.torproject.org/

June 2019:

Attend Mozilla All Hands to further discuss Tor performance and scaling
topics and the role of the metrics team in future measurements and

Import Tom's existing archive of bandwidth files [10].

 [10] https://bugs.torproject.org/21378

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