Opened 7 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#10883 closed enhancement (fixed)

Atlas should explain how users can search for their bridge

Reported by: karsten Owned by: irl
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Metrics/Relay Search Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: irl@… Actual Points:
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There could be a link "how do I search for my bridge", or similar, that explains how to find their bridge's fingerprint and run it through SHA-1 before searching for it in Globe.

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Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by isis

Owner: changed from rndm to isis
Status: newassigned

Changing Globe tickets to be owned by isis.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by isis

Status: assignednew

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by karsten

Component: Metrics/GlobeMetrics/Atlas
Owner: changed from isis to phw
Severity: Normal

We're retiring Globe soon, but Atlas could also make use of some better documentation in this regard. Moving to the Atlas component.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by irl

Cc: irl@… added
Summary: Globe should explain how users can search for their bridgeAtlas should explain how users can search for their bridge

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by irl

Owner: changed from phw to irl
Status: newaccepted

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by irl

In order to avoid leaking bridge fingerprint and IP address information, this is obfuscated by the Onionoo service that Atlas uses to provide the relay and bridge data. In order to search for data about your bridge, you will need to search for the SHA1 hash of your bridge's identity fingerprint, not just the plain fingerprint.

On Linux and other Unix-like platforms, your fingerprint can often be found in /var/lib/tor/fingerprint. On some platforms it may be in a different location, but can also be found in your Tor log files.

If you're using a Linux or Unix-like system and your fingerprint is found in /var/lib/tor/fingerprint, you can use the following command to generate the SHA1 hash to search in Atlas:

# cat /var/lib/tor/fingerprint | sha1sum

or if you have extracted the fingerprint from your log files:

# echo -n "EXTRACTEDFINGERPRINT" | sha1sum

This is some draft text that I'm planning to integrate into the new help page coming out of #6787.

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by irl

From IRC:

It should be:

cat /var/lib/tor/data/fingerprint | awk ' { print $2 } ' | sha1sum

Apparently that file contains both the nick and the fingerprint.

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by karsten

Status: needs_reviewmerge_ready

Looks good to me! Thanks! :)

comment:10 Changed 4 years ago by irl

Resolution: fixed
Status: merge_readyclosed

Merged and deployed.

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