[tor-reports] Karsten's January

Karsten Loesing karsten at torproject.org
Thu Feb 6 09:19:21 UTC 2014

5 things I was planning to make progress on in January:

- Start archiving microdescriptors and microdescriptor consensuses (#2785).

Done.  Microdescriptors and microdescriptor consensuses are now 
available on the metrics website [0].

- Make graph on the number of running obfsbridges (#9187).

Not done.  Matt started working on obtaining attributes of current 
public bridges (#10680) which we're planning to incorporate into 
metrics-web.  Any work I'd do on #9187 would only duplicate efforts.

- Provide per-bridge usage statistics in Onionoo (#10331).

Not done.  Started to write down the protocol specification for these 
new documents, but didn't start implementing them.  Might do this in 
February (see below).

- Graph advertised bandwidth of 100th fastest relay and 100th fastest 
exit (#10460).

Done.  There are now two new graphs on the metrics website [1, 2], and 
the fast-exit graphs are gone.

- Write patches for proposals related to the directory protocol and/or 
start implementing one or two of them.

Done.  Not in the sense of writing actual code, but by moving the 
discussion of proposal 147 ("Eliminate the need for v2 directories in 
generating v3 directories ") forward towards rejecting it [3].

Other things I made progress on in January:

- Re-ordered dir-spec for readability and maintainability (#10645).

- Kicked off a project to rewrite Tor Weather [4], held weekly IRC 
meetings with three new volunteers, and made minor changes to Onionoo to 
provide relevant data to a rewritten Weather (recommended_version and 
hibernating fields).

- Reviewed and tested Nick's patch that removes version 2 directory code 
from tor (#10759).

4 (yes, not 5, because February is short) things I'm planning to make 
progress on in February:

- Review Nick's mmdb-convert tool that parses mmdb files in sufficient 
detail to dump out the old format that Tor expects [5, 6].

- Continue coordination of the Weather rewrite project [4].

- Review Matt's bridge statistics code (#10680) and get it ready for 
metrics-web.  If it's ready, write the glue code to make graphs and put 
them on the metrics website.

- Attend the dev meeting in Iceland.

If time permits, I'd like to work on two more things:

- Provide per-bridge usage statistics in Onionoo (#10331).

- Finally move at least one or two of the six directory-protocol threads 
forward that I started in December ("\[tor-dev\] Review of Proposal 
[0-9]\{3\}[,:] .* (was: Tor proposal status (December 2013))").

[0] https://metrics.torproject.org/data.html#relaydesc
[1] https://metrics.torproject.org/network.html#advbwdist-perc
[2] https://metrics.torproject.org/network.html#advbwdist-relay
[3] https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2014-January/006138.html
[4] https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/weather-in-2014
[5] https://github.com/nmathewson/mmdb-convert
[6] https://github.com/kloesing/mmdb-convert

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