[tor-relays] Relay Search feature request: add consensus weight line/graph

nusenu nusenu-lists at riseup.net
Thu Jul 12 10:36:00 UTC 2018

I filed a RS feature request that should help you better understand / interpret relay trending 
(relay doing better or worse?)


Relay Search has two graphs showing bw history data and relative values (fraction and probabilities):

    consensus weight fraction
    middle probability
    guard probability
    exit probability
    written bytes per second
    read bytes per second 

One of the most relevant question for a relay operator is:
How is my relay doing?
Is it doing better or worse than usually?

A good data point to answer this is to look at the cw value over time (not cw fraction) since the probabilities and fraction values are relative and not directly controllable by the operator (i.e. other operators add relays).

This will allow relay operators to answer questions like:
"My cw fraction decreased, was it because my cw decreased or did my cw remain stable and someone else added more resources?"

a graph showing the ratio between cw fraction to cw would also be nice since it answers above question more directly without having to compare the cw and cw fraction lines manually

onionoo data:

the onion box displays a cw graph:

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