[tor-relays] Consensus weight dropped

starlight.2015q1 at binnacle.cx starlight.2015q1 at binnacle.cx
Sat Jan 31 20:23:08 UTC 2015

At 20:54 1/31/2015 +0100, you wrote:
>Consensus weight of my relays and those of others
>is still near zero, and not improving. . .

I read the earlier discussion around this
issue with interest.  Have no specific
ideas about resolving the problem, but
I can recommend pulling the raw text
data files for the authority votes,
grep'ping your nodes, and looking at
the specific BWauth votes over time.

The data is found here


and while the files are a bit huge,
are easy to whack at with *nix
command line tools such as
egrep/awk/sed/perl etc.  In a
pinch one might apply Excel to the
problem, but first trim the data
set down to size with a grep or your
desktop and Excel will choke and

I did this at the point where the
bandwidth for election to guard
status was increased greatly and
my node was shipped off to middle-
relay mediocrity.  Could see
clearly how it all transpired, but
of course I could do nothing about
it short of spending more $$ on

With the raw data in hand, it will
be easier to campaign the operators
of the troublesome BWauths to correct
the problem.

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