[tor-relays] UbuntuCore relays
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Sun Nov 25 01:10:00 UTC 2018
> If someone is spoofing them, then I reckon they are doing a good job
> updating them to match the (ever-increasing) revision number, now at
I don't think anyone is "spoofing" the nickname behavior
of your snap. I think these are actual running snap installations.
> Downloads are anonymous, but the dashboard I have says it should be about
> 6000 nodes wishing to join
these are scary high numbers and the fact that no operator appears to be asking why any of
these >5600 failing installations do not come online is making this even more odd-looking to me.
are these actual 6000 unique deployments? how are they counted?
are endpoints submitting a unique ID to the update endpoint for the counter to work?
(or are these counters just based on counting unique source IPs hitting the update endpoint? [within a day?])
do you have AS or country break downs for that number?
> (though failed connectivity might remove some)
> and metrics.torproject.org says "at least 2000".
There are currently 359 running relays with a nickname starting with "UbuntuCore"
(that is more than 0.5% of the tor network's consensus weight fraction).
That would be the 10th biggest tor relay operator if it were a single
> If someone has an idea for a veracity experiment, contact me.
What would you like to verify with an experiment?
We were in contact about this before, but maybe you could add a simple
check for the existence of a file where the operator needs to add the ContactInfo
and if it is not there the snap exits + adding that new requirement prominently
to the snap documentation.
Then we can observe how many
- get a ContactInfo?
- get the same ContactInfo?
- get a random ContactInfo?
- get an actual working ContactInfo?
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