Opened 6 months ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#34075 new enhancement

Implement metrics to measure snowflake churn

Reported by: cohosh Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Circumvention/Snowflake Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: metrics
Cc: cohosh, phw, arlolra, dcf Actual Points:
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Reviewer: Sponsor: Sponsor28


As discussed in the meeting this week, it would be useful to know how often snowflake proxy IP addresses actually change. We collect counts of unique IPs on any given day, but not how much variance we get in IP addresses over time.

This relates to our ability to resist censorship, as snowflake relies in part on the claim that snowflakes are ephemeral, changing, and difficult to block exhaustively.

Let's implement some metrics to see how much snowflake IPs change.

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comment:1 Changed 6 months ago by phw

FYI, we once came up with a metric to capture the IP address churn of relays. See Section 4.3.1 in this paper.

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