Opened 19 months ago

Closed 5 months ago

#30152 closed project (implemented)

Monitor anti-censorship infrastructure

Reported by: phw Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Circumvention Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: anti-censorship-roadmap-2020, s30-o21a1
Cc: cohosh Actual Points:
Parent ID: #31274 Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor: Sponsor30-can


The anti-censorship team is responsible for keeping several services and machines alive:

  • BridgeDB including its distribution modules (e.g., BridgeDB may be alive but its email distribution module may not)
  • GetTor
  • Snowflake
  • Bridge authority
  • Tor Browser's default bridges (we don't run these but we want to know when any of them disappears)

We need to get better at noticing when any of these components break. This is a meta ticket that tracks progress towards this goal.

Child Tickets

#12802closedphwBridgeDB needs Nagios checks for the Email DistributorCircumvention/BridgeDB
#29229closeddgouletDoes anybody notice if the bridge auth goes away?Circumvention/BridgeDB
#30006closedphwMonitor "aliveness" of default bridges in Tor BrowserApplications/Quality Assurance and Testing
#32679closedtpaCreate VM to run monitoring software for anti-censorship teamInternal Services/Tor Sysadmin Team
#33027closedtpaAdd blackbox exporter to prometheus extInternal Services/Tor Sysadmin Team

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 18 months ago by gaba

Keywords: gettor-roadmap added

comment:2 Changed 17 months ago by phw

Sponsor: Sponsor19Sponsor30-can

Moving from Sponsor 19 to Sponsor 30.

comment:3 Changed 15 months ago by phw

Parent ID: #31268

comment:4 Changed 15 months ago by phw

Parent ID: #31268#31274

comment:5 Changed 13 months ago by gaba

Keywords: s30-a1 added

comment:6 Changed 13 months ago by gaba

Keywords: s30-o21a1 added; s30-a1 removed

comment:7 Changed 9 months ago by gaba

Keywords: anti-censorship-roadmap-2020Q1 added; gettor-roadmap removed

comment:8 Changed 6 months ago by gaba

Keywords: anti-censorship-roadmap-2020 added; anti-censorship-roadmap-2020Q1 removed

comment:9 Changed 5 months ago by phw

Resolution: implemented
Status: newclosed

I'm closing this ticket because we are now monitoring our anti-censorship infrastructure via monit. Our monit configuration is available here and explains how one can set up a new instance. Our current monit instance runs on my personal VPS. Outage email alerts go to our new anti-censorship-alerts mailing list.

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