[tor-relays] Decline in relays
dgoulet at torproject.org
Mon Oct 23 13:58:32 UTC 2017
On 23 Oct (09:37:31), Eli wrote:
> I can state the reason I stopped hosting my exit relay was due to tor rpm
> package not being up to date for CentOS 7. The last available version was
> considered out of date and no longer supported. So instead of running a
> relay that was potentially detrimental to the health of the tor network I
> shutdown the node.
I've just pinged our Fedora/CentOS packager, he pointed out this:
6 days ago, the latest up to date Tor LTS version was uploaded. :)
Big thanks for running a relay!
> On Oct 23, 2017, 9:32 AM, at 9:32 AM, David Goulet <dgoulet at torproject.org> wrote:
> >Hello everyone!
> >Since July 2017, there has been a steady decline in relays from ~7k to
> >~6.5k. This is a bit unusual that is we don't see often such a steady
> >of relays going offline (at least that I can remember...).
> >It could certainly be something normal here. However, we shouldn't rule
> >out a
> >bug in tor as well. The steadyness of the decline makes me a bit more
> >than usual.
> >You can see the decline has started around July 2017:
> >What happened around July in terms of tor release:
> >2017-06-08 09:35:17 -0400 802d30d9b7 (tag: tor-0.3.0.8)
> >2017-06-08 09:47:44 -0400 e14006a545 (tag: tor-0.2.5.14)
> >2017-06-08 09:47:58 -0400 aa89500225 (tag: tor-0.2.9.11)
> >2017-06-08 09:55:28 -0400 f833164576 (tag: tor-0.2.4.29)
> >2017-06-08 09:55:58 -0400 21a9e5371d (tag: tor-0.2.6.12)
> >2017-06-08 09:56:15 -0400 3db01d3b56 (tag: tor-0.2.7.8)
> >2017-06-08 09:58:36 -0400 64ac28ef5d (tag: tor-0.2.8.14)
> >2017-06-08 10:15:41 -0400 dc47d936d4 (tag: tor-0.3.1.3-alpha)
> >2017-06-29 16:56:13 -0400 fab91a290d (tag: tor-0.3.1.4-alpha)
> >2017-06-29 17:03:23 -0400 22b3bf094e (tag: tor-0.3.0.9)
> >2017-08-01 11:33:36 -0400 83389502ee (tag: tor-0.3.1.5-alpha)
> >2017-08-02 11:50:57 -0400 c33db290a9 (tag: tor-0.3.0.10)
> >Note that on August 1st 2017, 0.2.4, 0.2.6 and 0.2.7 went end of life.
> >That being said, I don't have an easy way to list which relays went
> >during the decline (since July basically) to see if a common pattern
> >So few things. First, if anyone on this list noticed that their relay
> >went off
> >the consensus while still having tor running, it is a good time to
> >inform this
> >thread :).
> >Second, anyone could have an idea of what possibly is going on that is
> >one or more theories. Even better, if you have some tooling to try to
> >which relays went offline, that would be _awesome_.
> >Third, knowing what was the state of packaging in
> >around July could be useful. What if a package in distro X is broken
> >and the
> >update have been killing the relays? Or something like that...
> >Last, looking at the dirauth would be a good idea. Basically, when did
> >majority switched to 030 and then 031. Starting in July, what was the
> >state of
> >the dirauth version?
> >Any help is very welcome! Again, this decline could be from natural
> >cause but
> >for now I just don't want to rule out an issue in tor or packaging.
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