wiki:doc/MetricsTimeline

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An incomplete timeline of events that might affect user metrics, to aid in the interpretation of data and graphs from https://metrics.torproject.org/.

Other data sources:

Helper maintenance scripts:

  • git clone https://www.bamsoftware.com/git/metrics-timeline-tools.git

Guide to start and end dates: some entries represent singular point events; some are time ranges with a beginning and an end; and some are ongoing ranges that have begun but not ended yet.

start date end date meaning
2015-03-01 This is a point event.
2015-03-012015-04-15 This is a range with a beginning and end.
2015-03-01ongoing This is an ongoing event that has not ended yet.
start date end date places protocols description links
2008-05-28 ipv4 geoip database updated (geoip-db-digest C4F4C0FDC9D15AEA7132404B6D51E11ACB828023). commit
2008-05-28 ipv4 geoip database updated (geoip-db-digest 947841EF4BED1B4E891BBDEC3E7643D62AFDD544). commit
2008-06-11 ipv4 geoip database updated to "June 9 2008 ip-to-country db" (geoip-db-digest 43DBBB309037C48A70B2C31512E21D45E95C72B0). commit
2008-09-23 ipv4 geoip database updated to "September 1 2008 ip-to-country db" (geoip-db-digest 64129F664F291BC3D2D746BBBFD83FE7CB2264D3). commit
2009-01-06 ipv4 geoip database updated to "December 19 2008 ip-to-country db" (geoip-db-digest 79365660714FF9D3F5AD1DE427A604251188F94B). commit
2009-02-12 ipv4 geoip database updated to "January 23 2009 ip-to-country db" (geoip-db-digest E6455B416994835C4F355AF8386F71D606C56937). commit
2009-03-05 ipv4 geoip database updated to "February 26 2009 ip-to-country db" (geoip-db-digest 07D75C8790B6D575061EE3D19B46BD4478B7AAEC). commit
2009-04-12 ipv4 geoip database updated to "April 3 2009 ip-to-country db" (geoip-db-digest 94674ED08A3AB5A5722749314870F176776CBEA3). commit
2009-06-03 ipv4 geoip database updated to "June 3 2009 ip-to-country db" (geoip-db-digest 507DBE49979319B61E8EC637BDC72D53C91A907A). commit
2010-05-06 ipv4 geoip database updated to "May 1 2010 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 2F36F923FD3368E208924A81169F8B4B3468A6E8). commit
2010-06-02 ipv4 geoip database updated to "June 1 2010 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 0F7A148E7A934235263345AD913E44C9E44BF495). commit
2010-08-03 ipv4 geoip database updated to "August 1 2010 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 60B2587014A74FF8E5A1BD52AD081F02D57098D5). commit
2010-09-08 ipv4 geoip database updated to "September 1 2010 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 952F4038C3D493AB62673577191B0F779A40D7BB). commit
2010-10-04 ipv4 geoip database updated to "October 1 2010 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest F090EBEEC4A0E05B2A2D33EE9F2AA8B73FB2C350). commit
2010-12-08 ipv4 geoip database updated to "December 1 2010 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 7726B7A80C3EC4534EA2A5C62D2AC1096931DD39). commit
2011-01-10 ipv4 geoip database updated to "January 1 2011 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 9D4EBE51F94EAAD7DC40DF26837E5E892345BB7C). commit
2011-01-25 <OR> Release of tor 0.2.2.22-alpha. Changes the TLS Diffie–Hellman parameter to match that used by Apache mod_ssl, to evade blocking in Iran. censorshipwiki entry tor TLSHistory
2011-02-03 ipv4 geoip database updated to "February 1 2011 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 12EBCF2FB208695E447EF151038881F08FDCBFD8). commit
2011-03-08 ipv4 geoip database updated to "March 1 2011 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 8CCD8DB72C71E6D764DF888511DC37DD5A13ED97). commit
2011-04-04 ipv4 geoip database updated to "April 1 2011 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 754DCDF6CCF1BB631B0C14D2EBFECE649501A88D). commit
2011-05-11 ipv4 geoip database updated to "May 1 2011 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 9CA15F4E4D1235116956F3DEA9B3E8A714D15D5D). commit
2011-06-05 ipv4 geoip database updated to "June 1 2011 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest C5C0785F3E1DF5319609B87FCA295FC7D0CE6215). commit
2011-07-07 ipv4 geoip database updated to "July 1 2011 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest CCABBFAF7036BA3E7580D7F71845AC0673B9E922). commit
2011-08-08 ipv4 geoip database updated to "August 2 2011 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest F8D51025DD9B5CC482B3171D3B43FB81868568A9). commit
2011-09-12 ipv4 geoip database updated to "September 6 2011 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest F39A5F424559CF5654C793531982BA536D1CEDCA). commit
2011-09-13 <OR> Release of tor 0.2.3.4-alpha. Changes the expiration time of TLS certificates, to evade blocking in Iran. ticket censorshipwiki entry
2011-10-13 ipv4 geoip database updated to "October 4 2011 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 25138998CF10DDAC1B4F745EBC6790DA4E5A6F1B). commit
2011-11-07 ipv4 geoip database updated to "November 1 2011 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest F730E870057D6CA19EE55BC80604E41BEEB5B607). commit
2011-12-08 ipv4 geoip database updated to "December 6 2011 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 916A3CA8B7DF61473D5AE5B21711F35F301CE9E8). commit
2012-01-05 ipv4 geoip database updated to "January 3 2012 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest DCF8969A2B080FAE2664F1D46F758B1CB08C286C). commit
2012-02-08 2012-02-11 ir <OR> Iran partially blocks Tor. blog post relay graph bridge graph
2012-02-09 ipv4 geoip database updated to "February 7 2012 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 3BCA888461BCC79CA29E78603DC197090F8C96CB). commit
2012-02-11 obfs2 First release of "Tor Obfsproxy Browser Bundle", containing 2 obfs2 bridges. Version number unknown; no bundle containing 2 bridges exists at https://archive.torproject.org/tor-package-archive/obfsproxy/. blog post
2012-02-11 obfs2 Release of "Tor Obfsproxy Browser Bundle" 2.3.10, containing 14 obfs2 bridges. blog post package archive commits
2012-02-13 obfs2 Release of "Tor Obfsproxy Browser Bundle" 2.3.12, containing 13 obfs2 bridges (removed 128.30.30.25:51420 relative to version 2.3.10). blog post package archive commits
2012-02-18 obfs2 Release of "Tor Obfsproxy Browser Bundle" 2.3.12-2, for Windows and Mac OS X only. package archive commit
2012-02-22 obfs2 Release of "Tor Obfsproxy Browser Bundle" 2.3.12-3, for Windows and Linux only. package archive commits
2012-03-01 ipv6 geoip6 database updated to "February 22 2012 Maxmind GeoLite IPv6 Country" (geoip6-db-digest E39E1056F219DDF6E1C12F27CC50963D0F9774ED). commit
2012-03-01 2013-08-19 kz <OR> Kazakhstan blocks Tor TLS by ClientHello and ServerHello fingerprints. ticket tor patches
2012-03-08 ipv4 geoip database updated to "March 6 2012 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 51EA5ED511A11D31FB4DAFCEC05B5347F6462B56). commit
2012-03-28 ipv6 geoip6 database updated to "February 22 2012 Maxmind GeoLite IPv6 Country" (geoip6-db-digest 2B442C5D9781145C0172ECC250DF71E25F0A957E). commit
2012-04-11 ipv4 geoip database updated to "April 3 2012 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest A27BE984989AB31C50D0861C7106B17A7EEC3756). commit
2012-04-12 obfs2 Release of "Tor Obfsproxy Browser Bundle" 2.3.12-4. package archive commit
2012-05-07 ipv4 geoip database updated to "May 1 2012 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 207A8167FC83230884A7B463B8EE12385CF1874F). commit
~2012-05-15 ~2012-12-15 et <OR> Ethiopia blocks Tor TLS. ticket blog post 1 blog post 2 sample packets tor patches
2012-06-13 ipv4 geoip database updated to "June 6 2012 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest B7DC8C42403B1E0B50C671587DE406AED8DC5831). commit
2012-06-15 <OR> Release of tor 0.2.3.17-beta. Changes the TLS ciphersuite list to match that of Firefox 8, to evade blocking by China. ticket censorshipwiki entry
2012-07-06 ipv4 geoip database updated to "May 1 2012 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 207A8167FC83230884A7B463B8EE12385CF1874F). commit
2012-10-16 ipv6 geoip6 database updated to "October 16 2012 Maxmind GeoLite IPv6 Country" (geoip6-db-digest 7F82A502C248B0CFBCCF6FE370919E34E04A21FA). commit
2012-11-28 ipv4 geoip database updated to "November 7 2012 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 0D1734EB51EC9168C6428CD771945567B927F45C). commit
2012-12-06 ipv4 geoip database updated to "December 5 2012 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 5A258599E3F768D0CEFBBD26F1D039760D43BB15). commit
2012-12-13 ipv4 geoip database updated to "December 5 2012 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest E00C7CD522D9ED6BEF69C6A904DCE51EC54EB768). commit
2013-01-05 ipv4 geoip database updated to "January 2 2013 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest DBBBA6D1F6CD90E860DDD42C90A21CF8A1B8395F). commit
2013-01-13 flashproxy obfs2 obfs3 Release of the pluggable transports browser bundle 2.4.7-alpha-1, containing flash proxy, obfs2, and obfs3 built in and enabled by default. blog post
2013-02-08 ipv4 geoip database updated (geoip-db-digest 29DF86915FF87E2FBE12F3514776B7292B556CCD). commit
2013-03-07 ipv4 geoip database updated to "March 6 2013 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest CB30D739CF972BEE0EF0635838A2AD76E2171004). commit
2013-03-19 flashproxy obfs2 obfs3 Release of the pluggable transports browser bundle 0.2.4.11-alpha-2. blog post
2013-04-08 ipv4 geoip database updated to "April 3 2013 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 7DDD315EBCDC2A8BCA47A8B5153EB697947AC851). commit
2013-05-13 ipv4 geoip database updated to "May 9 2013 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 2ADCA1913666A685B141C03E7B2F50B3DB84FDC9). commit
2013-06-02 flashproxy obfs2 obfs3 Release of the pluggable transports browser bundle 2.4.12-alpha-2-pt1. blog post
2013-06-05 ipv4 geoip database updated to "June 5 2013 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 5E570BB92DBEE1D517E35DAA4A52F58FDA6BB44E). commit
2013-07-08 ipv4 geoip database updated to "July 3 2013 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 4D558EA73DD91A0361DE3FA3E83171DCD38D1A2D). commit
2013-08-10 flashproxy obfs2 obfs3 Release of the pluggable transports browser bundle 2.4.15-beta-2-pt1. blog post
2013-08-12 ipv4 geoip database updated to "August 7 2013 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest 83CCB5AF823A5CCF3C86C3CA33AF801D4E8996EC). commit
2013-08-19 ~2014-04-28 <OR> relay Relay users increase globally from about 800K to over 5M, when computers in the Mevade/Sefnit botnet began using Tor to communicate. The user count decreased in the following months through efforts to clean up the botnet. Sometime in 2014-04, the botnet switched from using Tor to using SSH. blog post tech report analysis switch to SSH
2013-09-10 ipv4 geoip database updated to "September 4 2013 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest CB632F60547F141E06FB0705D1F171047165722E). commit
2013-09-23 flashproxy obfs2 obfs3 Release of the pluggable transports browser bundle 2.4.17-beta-2-pt3. blog post
2013-10-11 ipv4 geoip database updated to "October 2 2013 Maxmind GeoLite Country" (geoip-db-digest A28267CED18A1D80B4298796E9FE42EC755420C0). commit
2013-10-27 <OR> relay Microsoft adds the Mevade/Sefnit botnet signature to various security scanners. blog post
2013-11-03 <OR> relay Microsoft adds the Mevade/Sefnit botnet signature to their Malicious Software Removal Tool. blog post
2013-11-04 flashproxy obfs2 obfs3 Release of the pluggable transports browser bundle 2.4.17-rc-1-pt1. blog post
2013-11-11 flashproxy obfs2 obfs3 Release of the pluggable transports browser bundle 2.4.17-rc-1-pt2. blog post
2013-12-04 flashproxy obfs2 obfs3 Release of the pluggable transports browser bundle 2.4.18-rc-1-pt1 and 2.4.18-rc-2-pt1. blog post
2014-01-31 meek First public announcement of meek. mailing list post
2014-02-08 ipv4 geoip database updated to "February 7 2014 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest FA903A1122A248E107A1C17A5AC50A5852F03966). commit
2014-02-13 ipv6 geoip6 database updated to "February 7 2014 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip6-db-digest FB95DF46D6B29167668F4D2CAC9F947C4B2A0C26). commit
~2014-02-15 flashproxy meek Began running meek-server on bridge already hosting websocket-server for flash proxy.
2014-02-25 ipv4 geoip database updated to "February 7 2014 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 182195DB4DA9A979A829012F71CF128FAF1203F7). commit
2014-03-18 flashproxy fte obfs2 obfs3 Release of Tor Browser 3.6-beta-1, the first release with integrated pluggable transports. blog post
2014-04-11 Release of Tor Browser 3.6-beta-2. blog post
2014-04-29 flashproxy fte obfs2 obfs3 Release of Tor Browser 3.6, the first stable release with integrated pluggable transports. blog post transport graph
2014-05-08 flashproxy meek Reinstalled the bridge running meek and flash proxy.
2014-06-10 ipv4 geoip database updated to "June 4 2014 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest BFC7453BBEAD611B7FF97AD71BE3392AA8BCFBE3). commit
2014-06-10 ipv6 geoip6 database updated to "June 4 2014 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip6-db-digest E0A79ABC85672AACD47878029C2C383D4C669335). commit
2014-07-18 ipv4 geoip database updated to "July 10 2014 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest F2E34A314F2101E3F5AE0774660C4BA670646B8D). commit
2014-07-18 ipv6 geoip6 database updated to "July 10 2014 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip6-db-digest 45893A1BDDABACCEB346DE4644A155450FD28B0E). commit
2014-07-27 2014-09-23 ir Iran blocks Tor directory authorities. ticket
~2014-07-28 meek Set up meek-amazon CDN configuration.
2014-08-12 Tor Browser 3.6.4 released. blog post
2014-08-12 meek scramblesuit Tor Browser 4.0-alpha-1 released. This is the first release to have meek and ScrambleSuit built in. blog post
2014-08-13 ipv4 geoip database updated to "August 7 2014 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 9EF0A1874377BFB6413ED3F9EB5504B1DB17BE13). commit
2014-08-13 ipv6 geoip6 database updated to "August 7 2014 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip6-db-digest 542D349827A88738A04332DAFF2516A384BCC8FF). commit
2014-08-15 meek 'How to use the “meek” pluggable transport' blog post is published. blog post
2014-08-29 2014-09-01 fte Decrease in fte users, perhaps caused by an outage of one of the default Tor Browser bridges. mailing list post
2014-09-15 flashproxy meek Split the bridge running meek and flashproxy into separate processes in order to avoid spurious correlation in user counts. mailing list post
2014-09-16 meek Switched meek-amazon to HTTPS. ticket
2014-09-29 meek Changed the bridge backing meek-amazon.
2014-10-14 meek Enabled PublishServerDescriptor on the meek-amazon bridge. Between 2014-09-29 and 2014-10-14, meek-amazon users were not being counted. mailing list post
2014-10-15 meek scramblesuit Tor Browser 4.0 released. This is the first stable release with meek and ScrambleSuit built in. blog post
2014-10-25 meek Changed the bridge backing meek-google.
2014-10-25 meek Changed the meek-google App Engine instance to the F2 class, from F1.
2014-10-27 meek Changed the meek-google App Engine instance back to the F1 class, from F2.
2014-10-31 meek Changed the meek-google App Engine instance to the F2 class again, from F1.
2014-11-08 meek Changed the meek-google App Engine instance back to the F1 class, from F2.
2014-11-15 meek Moved the meek-google bridge to better hardware.
2014-11-17 obfs4 Release of Tor Browser 4.5-alpha-1, first alpha release with obfs4. (Tor Browser changelog says 2014-11-14.) blog post
2014-11-24 ipv4 geoip database updated to "November 15 2014 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest DC1A94D962AE165EF4AA1F14857A23C34875F39D). commit
2014-11-24 ipv6 geoip6 database updated to "November 15 2014 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip6-db-digest 923BA7ED922B2A4B30C9B76EE7E72D1D1714BFAF). commit
2015-01-22 ipv4 geoip database updated to "January 7 2015 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 49D309B9663C4EFB8D126D84BBB373D7C84658C3). commit
2015-01-22 ipv6 geoip6 database updated to "January 7 2015 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip6-db-digest 9B26276EA470137894566882885AD82701D38D62). commit
2015-02-14 meek Release of Orbot v15-alpha-3, first release with meek. mailing list post
2015-02-28 meek Altered performance settings on the meek-google App Engine instance in an effort to reduce instance hours. Set max idle instances to 4 and min pending latency to 500 ms.
2015-03-09 ipv4 geoip database updated to "March 3 2015 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest C1EB5237F2FBAF63381D8551157F13D12EFCCA25). commit
2015-03-09 ipv6 geoip6 database updated to "March 3 2015 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip6-db-digest 1F99B6B0EC78E9DB34D61AE7E0FC261D558E8E5D). commit
2015-04-08 meek Implemented persistent connections for meek-azure, increasing performance. mailing list post
2015-04-15 meek Tor Weekly News covers the meek-azure performance improvement. blog post
2015-04-19 meek obfs4 Release of Orbot v15 alpha 5, first release with obfs4. mailing list post
2015-04-24 ipv4 geoip database updated to "April 8 2015 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 0A1F9C09E08F6F2490E8880664D4E863D1680A12). commit
2015-04-24 ipv6 geoip6 database updated to "April 8 2015 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip6-db-digest A6E9B5DE6F887315749B29F9C9F698215BE5240A). commit
2015-04-27 obfs4 Release of Tor Browser 4.5, the first stable release with obfs4. blog post
2015-05-22 meek Rate-limited the meek-google bridge to 1.5 MB/s.
2015-06-02 meek Further rate-limited meek-google to 1.1 MB/s, from 1.5 MB/s.
2015-06-08 meek Rate-limited the meek-amazon bridge to 1.1 MB/s.
2015-06-09 ipv4 geoip database updated to "June 3 2015 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest D095D62E8A1607C2C3AF61366929BCAD0E6D3184). commit
2015-06-09 ipv6 geoip6 database updated to "June 3 2015 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip6-db-digest AC1BE3D0707D16AB04092FE00C9732658C926CD8). commit
2015-07-20 2015-08-14 meek Outage of meek-azure. mailing list post about start mailing list post about end
2015-07-22 meek Published a workaround for the meek-azure outage that started 2015-07-20. mailing list post
2015-07-29 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "July 8 2015 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 6882B8663F74C23E26E3C2274C24CAB2E82D67A2, geoip6-db-digest F063BD5247EB9829E6B9E586393D7036656DAF44). commit
2015-08-11 meek Tor Browser 5.0 and 5.5a1 released. They have an updated configuration to work around the meek-azure outage that started 2015-07-20. blog post blog post ticket
2015-09-23 meek Upgraded meek-azure bridge from KVM to Xen. blog post
2015-09-24 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "September 3 2015 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 022B9BADD23D743E51F165FB4C87E78E59F0BCB8, geoip6-db-digest DE13219FCF0F27999D1F91174CF80291B1746C95). commit
2015-09-30 2015-10-09 meek Outage of meek-amazon caused by an expired certificate. As a result of being rebooted, the bridge also changes its fingerprint from 4EE0CC769EB4B15A872F742EDE27D298A59DCADE to 6DDD1DB8526282837C50E9AB5D14AB50150CD624. mailing list post about start mailing list post about end ticket
2015-10-02 meek Rate-limited the meek-azure bridge to 1.1 MB/s. (Azure grant expired.)
2015-10-09 meek The fingerprint of the meek-amazon bridge changes, as a result of begin rebooted. Released Tor Browsers with the former fingerprint are unable to connect. The fingerprint changed from 4EE0CC769EB4B15A872F742EDE27D298A59DCADE to 6DDD1DB8526282837C50E9AB5D14AB50150CD624, then again to B9E7141C594AF25699E0079C1F0146F409495296. The new fingerprint shipped with Tor Browser 5.0.4 and 5.5a4 on 2015-11-04. ticket
2015-10-09 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "October 9 2015 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 5BF366AD4A0572D82A1A0F6628AF8EF7725E3AB9, geoip6-db-digest 212DE17D5A368DCAFA19B95F168BFFA101145A93). commit
2015-10-30 meek Altered the performance settings on the meek-google App Engine instance. Set max idle instances to 2 and min pending latency to 1000 ms. This used to be configured through the web interface but is now configured in an application file, which at some point caused the settings from 2015-02-28 to be lost.
2015-10-30 meek Further rate-limited the meek-azure bridge to 0.8 MB/s, from 1.1 MB/s.
2015-11-04 meek Tor Browser 5.0.4 and 5.5a4 released, containing a fixed fingerprint for meek-amazon. 5.0.4 blog post 5.5a4 blog post ticket
2015-11-18 2015-12-10 bd <OR> obfs3 obfs4 Bangladesh blocks Facebook, WhatsApp, and Viber. news article (archive) relay graph
2015-12-05 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "December 1 2015 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 6346E26E2BC96F8511588CE2695E9B0339A75D32, geoip6-db-digest 43CCB43DBC653D8CC16396A882C5F116A6004F0C). commit
2015-12-14 meek Enabled client IP statistics on the meek-azure bridge. comment
2015-12-20 meek Enabled client IP statistics on the meek-google bridge. comment
2015-12-25 meek Established an unthrottled bridge C20658946DD706A7A2181159A1A04CD838570D04 for people who set up their own meek CDN configuration.
2016-01-07 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "January 5 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 44FC92E4D3F8C9A3A49EE9A594790C52E684298A, geoip6-db-digest BB261912C96611967FE5C1AE2700C965DBB8D61C). commit
2016-01-11 meek Enabled client IP statistics on the meek-amazon bridge. comment
2016-01-14 meek Increased rate limit of the meek-azure bridge to 3 MB/s, from 0.8 MB/s.
2016-01-15 meek Increased rate limit of the meek-google bridge to 3 MB/s, from 1.1 MB/s.
2016-01-16 meek Increased rate limit of the meek-amazon bridge to 3 MB/s, from 1.1 MB/s.
2016-01-29 2016-02-02 cn meek Temporary blocking of an Azure edge server in China. mailing list post
2016-02-04 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "February 2 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 9E16EDBB826B958A7B8B84674EA98B78C13F1177, geoip6-db-digest DF9538534517275080F8335DDEE4B879A3314ED4). commit
2016-02-17 2016-02-21 ug Social media blackout in Uganda during presidential election. Freedom House report
2016-03-04 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "March 3 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest A34F49E5A871FA4D243C46C04B67BB3CAAFE6F74, geoip6-db-digest 9C8C4F7C7612849C88206726FCDA8CB85B8D27F3). commit
2016-03-27 18:30:00 2016-03-27 20:30:00 meek Outage of meek-azure bridge, caused by an expired TLS certificate.
2016-03-27 21:28:00 2016-03-31 17:20:00 meek Temporarily ran an experimental branch for IPv6 counting on the meek-azure bridge. task-18460-2 branch
2016-04-07 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "April 5 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest F9DFB82B6F1A480F07F4B87992CBFB7A48CB8DA2, geoip6-db-digest 769B499E6AE9FE0C2366141B931A3DB1B5489114). commit
2016-04-28 fte Tor Browser 6.0a5 and 6.0a5-hardened released, which lacks the fte pluggable transport on Mac. 6.0a5 blog post 6.0a5-hardened blog post ticket
2016-05-02 2016-05-03 br <OR> WhatsApp block in Brazil blog post OONI report bloqueios report
2016-05-09 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "May 4 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 76631C314A048A59A1D801515CC7FD55CE719499, geoip6-db-digest C9392F0337A7509F1187890925CF7006F884ECBA). commit
2016-05-11 2016-05-13 ug Social media blackout in Uganda following presidential inauguration. advox article OONI report Freedom House report
2016-05-13 meek meek-google's App Engine instance is suspended and meek-google stops working. mailing list post
2016-05-30 fte Tor Browser 6.0 released, which lacks the fte pluggable transport on Mac. 6.0 blog post ticket
2016-06-01 kz <OR> obfs4 Kazakhstan blocks vanilla Tor TLS. Users mostly switch to obfs4. ticket
2016-06-12 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "June 7 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest DA31976A9C7D48C2C16EA70BCE9006772A0F4A34, geoip6-db-digest FF1DD08CA9EB6528E1A6389E7154BD9586F24370). commit
2016-07-15 tr <OR> Coup attempt in Turkey. A paper (§ 4.1) reports a decline in Tor users. paper relay graph
2016-07-18 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "July 6 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 19FC902B6A860BA7E4BADCB5404482995F7E0763, geoip6-db-digest 7E717154718F2065240B90F8132F305AF78C9A9D). commit
2016-08-12 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "August 2 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 9DD185BEC4F482DDD20A0221B3DD3F40175F0123, geoip6-db-digest B1C1B6BDC9627E3D87530A2C70578AC69C20C5C6). commit
2016-08-18 meek Changed the meek-amazon CDN price class from "All" to "Use Only US, Canada and Europe."
2016-08-20 ir <OR> Iran somehow blocks most direct Tor connections. May also affect bridge users, but it's hard to tell because there were few vanilla bridge users anyway. ticket
2016-08-24 bridge tor 0.2.8.7 and 0.2.9.2-alpha are released, changing the bridge authority from Tonga to Bifroest. 0.2.8.7 announcement
2016-08-31 bridge CollecTor begins publishing bridge stats from the new bridge authority Bifroest. post
2016-09-02 bridge The former bridge authority Tonga shuts down. Bridges that have not updated to tor 0.2.8.7 or 0.2.9.2-alpha (which include all 5 default obfs3 bridges and 3/16 default obfs4 bridges) stop reporting statistics. shutdown notice blog post loss of reporting bridges
2016-09-04 ir <OR> Iran intensifies the blocking begun on 2016-08-20, getting most of the remaining direct users. There is interference in the graphs from the bridge authority changeover on 2016-09-02, but because the changeover would not have affected counts of direct users, it may be a coincidence. ticket
2016-09-07 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "September 6 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 72F8AD2CD7C97D173AD53276366EAD32B13E0A50, geoip6-db-digest B6427DEAD2291FBF8311A2233AF4960BF4009713). commit
2016-09-20 meek macOS 10.12 (Sierra) is released, breaking some programs that are built with Go <1.7, including the meek-client that comes with Tor Browser. (See 2016-11-15 unbreaking event.) ticket
2016-09-23 obfs3 Default obfs3 bridges ndnop0 and ndnop2 upgrade and begin reporting statistics to the new bridge authority Bifroest. post on bridges not reporting statistics
2016-09-23 obfs4 Default obfs3 bridges ndnop3 and ndnop5 upgrade and begin reporting statistics to the new bridge authority Bifroest. post on bridges not reporting statistics
2016-09-23 obfs3 Default obfs3 bridges "Unnamed" and "Unnamed" (fingerprint AF9F66B7B04F8FF6F32D455F05135250A16543C9) upgrade and begin reporting statistics to the new bridge authority Bifroest.
~2016-09-23 2016-11-28 obfs3 Outage of default obfs3 bridges "Unnamed" and "Unnamed" (fingerprint AF9F66B7B04F8FF6F32D455F05135250A16543C9). (Start date not known for sure, though it must have been after 2016-09-23; discussed in non-archived tor-team email.)
2016-09-24 obfs3 Default obfs3 bridge LeifEricson upgrades and begins reporting statistics to the new bridge authority Bifroest. This is the last obfs3 bridge that hadn't upgraded.
2016-09-24 obfs4 Default obfs4 bridge LeifEricson upgrades and begins reporting statistics to the new bridge authority Bifroest. This is the last obfs4 bridge that hadn't upgraded.
2016-09-28 meek Rate limit on the meek-amazon bridge returns to 3.0 MB/s, having been set to about 1.0 MB/s for some time, cause uncertain.
2016-10-02 2016-10-03 eg <OR> relay Reports that direct connections from Egypt are blocked; bridges are required. Maybe be the same as the block beginning 2016-10-25. OONI report
2016-10-05 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "October 4 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest C14DF5AE94101562DEACDD296278B0EFA3EA26E5, geoip6-db-digest A88A828020A558D37F97CF683D4521270F0511A2). commit
2016-10-08 et Ethiopia declares a state of emergency and implements network blocks. OONI report
2016-10-08 2016-10-09 tr Turkey blocks storage services including Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and GitHub. Most (all?) of the blocks were rescinded the next day. blocking article unblocking tweet unblocking article
2016-10-19 2016-11-10 meek Large decrease in meek users, perhaps caused by problems in Orbot 15.0.2 BETA 1 that were fixed in Orbot 15.2.0 RC8. ticket initial email followup email Orbot mail
2016-10-25 ongoing eg <OR> relay Egypt blocks Tor directory authorities and public relays by TCP RST. Bridges work. OONI report
2016-10-28 meek Decreased the rate limit on the meek-amazon bridge to 1.0 MB/s, from 3.0 MB/s.
2016-10-30 meek Increased the rate limit on the meek-amazon bridge to 3.0 MB/s, from 1.0 MB/s.
2016-11-03 ongoing tr Turkey blocks Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp. article
2016-11-04 tr Turkey orders a block on VPN services and Tor. Turkish article English article ticket
2016-11-07 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "November 3 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 363C038D0BE61D6E0A63C43DE8EA70771ED7BEA5, geoip6-db-digest 6110A2B794AFF0180FD096A4759434CABD289C40). commit
2016-11-15 meek Tor Browser 6.0.6 is released, unbreaking meek on macOS 10.12 (Sierra). (See 2016-09-20 breaking event.) blog post ticket
2016-11-15 obfs4 Default obfs4 bridges ndnop3 and ndnop5 turn on timing obfuscation (iat-mode). mailing list post ticket
2016-11-16 09:20:45 Tor Browser 6.5a4 is released. It changes the app.update.url. blog post ticket
2016-11-18 obfs4 Default obfs4 bridge Lisbeth turns on timing obfuscation (iat-mode=1). ticket
2016-11-22 meek Decreased the rate limit on the meek-amazon bridge to 2.0 MB/s, from 3.0 MB/s.
2016-11-30 20:00:00 2016-12-02 12:00:00 gm Internet shutdown in Gambia. relay graph OONI report Cloudflare blog post
2016-12-01 by <OR> relay Belarus blocks the addresses of public Tor relays, apparently by RST injection. Bridges work, even unobfuscated ones. ticket article (Russian) OONI blog post
2016-12-09 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "December 7 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 1317BB3525E85E01FB34A89E04CE549AC23D07BD, geoip6-db-digest 865048C69BEC02B37268BFBAD66D9729B21CFCF5). commit
2016-12-12 tr <OR> Turkey blocks direct Tor connections. The order to block had come on 2016-11-04. ticket tweet article
2016-12-13 19:08:09 obfs4 Tor Browser 6.5a6 is released. It fixes the app.update.url. It adds (uncomments) the default obfs4 bridge NX01:443. It activates timing obfuscation for certain obfs4 bridges. It changes the port of other obfs4 bridges. blog post
2016-12-15 ongoing cd The Democratic Republic of the Congo orders a block of social media services. article relay graph bridge graph
2017-01-04 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "January 4 2017 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 672C29A4FA9BF81DE97CFE128741445E2BDE8097, geoip6-db-digest 81F380639A8E1000539204949A363FD3BFAFBA74). commit
2017-01-09 meek Decreased the rate limit on the meek-azure bridge to 2.0 MB/s, from 3.0 MB/s.
2017-01-22 meek 1.0-beta release of GAEuploader, a tool that automates the setting up of meek. mailing list post
2017-01-24 snowflake Tor Browser 7.0a1 released, including Snowflake for GNU/Linux only. blog post
2017-01-24 22:22:32 Tor Browser 6.5 is released. It changes the app.update.url, which causes an apparent drop in update pings. blog post graph ticket comment about app.update.url
2017-01-25 2017-04-05 webstats Tor Browser update pings roughly halve. The beginning corresponds with the release of Tor Browser 6.5.2, which changed the app.update.url. The end doesn't correspond to any release. ticket
~2017-02-10 ongoing <OR> exit Measurement error from bandwidth authority causes decrease in measured bandwidth in Europe. mailing list post
2017-02-12 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "February 8 2017 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest C0C6099CE335916862978F77756C0B42521A74B2, geoip6-db-digest A54B14B9D47584E010F763D3EAE23C4726F4A8D5). commit
2017-03-03 17:32:00 meek Stopped the meek-azure CDN endpoint az668014.vo.msecnd.net. mailing list post
2017-03-03 17:34:00 meek Stopped the meek-azure CDN endpoint az786092.vo.msecnd.net. mailing list post
2017-03-03 17:36:00 meek Stopped the (unused) meek-azure CDN endpoint meek-reflect.azureedge.net. mailing list post
2017-03-07 18:32:11 meek scramblesuit Tor Browser 6.5.1 is released, containing the new meek-azure CDN configuration, and removing the last remaining scramblesuit bridge. blog post meek ticket scramblesuit ticket
2017-03-08 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "March 7 2017 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 63921843E3AAA632088D189D877F836A373CD40D, geoip6-db-digest 2B93B9C6679BB09E1746F212A6DCDC6E710F5F52). commit
2017-03-22 meek Orbot 15.4.0 beta-2 multi is released, containing the new meek-azure CDN configuration. mailing list post commit
2017-04-06 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "April 4 2017 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 0F3D4A456E5078CC9E49398ADCB04C40EA49B793, geoip6-db-digest 04F41F05FA167EF6EEE3FE953404AB0BCCD33008). commit
2017-04-14 2017-08-20 <OR> Directory authority maatuska's bwscanner stops operating, leading to a drop in traffic on some relays. tor-consensus-health post about start tor-consensus-health post about end tor-dev thread analysis
2017-04-19 19:00:55 meek obfs4 Tor Browser 6.5.2 is released. It changes the app.update.url. It changes the meek-amazon backend. It adds the new default obfs4 bridges cymrubridge31:80 and cymrubridge33:80. blog post comment about app.update.url
2017-04-20 11:59:50 meek obfs4 scramblesuit Tor Browser 7.0a3 is released. It changes the app.update.url. It removes the last remaining scramblesuit bridge. It changes the meek-amazon backend. It adds the new default obfs4 bridges cymrubridge31:80 and cymrubridge33:80. blog post
2017-04-30 meek The meek-amazon bridge upgrades to meek-server 0.27.
2017-05-06 16:20:00 snowflake Set AssumeReachable 1 on the Snowflake bridge 2B280B23E1107BB62ABFC40DDCC8824814F80A72 in an attempt to make it start publishing statistics. mailing list post
2017-05-08 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "May 2 2017 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest B2E5105287668771E34A66F90B34982D419727EF, geoip6-db-digest 8DA8AC3C8158CBFDF7DB53BBF73338246872371A). commit
2017-05-16 ua Ukraine blocks Russian-operated web services. Relay and bridge users increase over 5×. May be partly attributable to the FreeU Browser , a browser produced and advertised by Mail.ru that includes a tor client. ticket news article reddit post relay graph bridge graph news article on FreeU
2017-05-23 07:00:00 2017-06-13 19:20:00 obfs4 Default obfs4 bridge LeifEricson rejects connections due to a broken firewall forwarding rule. This didn't affect the bridges "real" obfs4 port, but it did affect the port at that time configured in Tor Browser.
2017-05-25 obfs4 Set AssumeReachable 1 on the default obfs4 bridges cymrubridge31 and cymrubridge33 in an attempt to make them publish statistics. mailing list post
2017-06-07 ipv6 obfs4 Tor Browser 7.0 released. Adds an IPv6 address for default obfs4 bridge Lisbeth. Adds new default obfs4 bridges frosty and dragon. blog post IPv6 ticket frosty and dragon ticket
2017-06-09 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "June 8 2017 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest AFD609025B66305AD9FA8E0B15AF4F2BC82271F1, geoip6-db-digest A69FD14ACE46EE695F589ACE0EB7B915285B51B4). commit
2017-06-12 obfs4 Increased the file descriptor limit on default obfs4 bridges ndnop3 and ndnop5 from 4096 to 32768. They had been failing bootstrap attempts from a test location in the U.S. about 40% of the time. graph showing failed connections
2017-06-18 22:00:00 2017-06-23 10:00:00 obfs4 Outage of default obfs4 bridge frosty. mailing list post
2017-06-19 18:00:00 2017-06-23 10:00:00 obfs4 Outage of default obfs4 bridge dragon. mailing list post
2017-06-20 00:09:50 2017-06-20 00:32:21 meek Outage of meek-azure bridge. start end
2017-06-26 18:00:00 2017-07-03 02:00:00 obfs4 Outage of default obfs4 bridge frosty. mailing list post
2017-06-26 22:00:00 2017-07-02 02:00:00 obfs4 Outage of default obfs4 bridge dragon. mailing list post
2017-07-02 deb.torproject.org upgrades from tor 0.2.9 to tor 0.3.0 relay versions graph tweet
2017-07-04 14:00:00 2017-07-21 10:00:00 obfs4 Outage of default obfs4 bridge dragon. mailing list post
2017-07-04 18:00:00 2017-07-21 10:00:00 obfs4 Outage of default obfs4 bridge frosty. mailing list post
2017-07-07 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "July 4 2017 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 3D04F191098640F2E03B4D5F7800088D14B7EC30, geoip6-db-digest A3649B9E909C59942FB3D8F874AB4BEA36E8BEC1). commit
2017-07-29 07:19:00 2017-08-17 03:32:00 meek Outage of meek-amazon bridge, caused by an expired certificate. Atlas expired certificate new certificate
2017-08-03 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "August 3 2017 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 75AABD32582AC554AF252DDC7BBBABE7C6F28B28, geoip6-db-digest A52EFFEF8CF6F3CAA8EBD34961361544E959FAE1). commit
2017-08-07 ongoing cd The Democratic Republic of the Congo orders a block of social media services. article relay graph bridge graph
2017-08-08 snowflake Tor Browser 7.5a4 released, including Snowflake for macOS. blog post
2017-08-10 2017-08-11 Outage of the op-hk OnionPerf instance. Reported timeouts on the tor network increased, download speed improved. torperf graph torperf-failures graph op-hk graph
2017-08-14 2017-08-15 bridge Outage of the bridge authority Bifroest. mailing list post mailing list post graph
2017-09-01 2017-09-20 obfs4 A flood of over 4,000 obfs4 bridges nicknamed "Machiavelli". graph of number of bridges tor-relays post metrics-team thread tweet
2017-09-06 pr Hurricane Irma hits Puerto Rico. graph wikipedia
2017-09-07 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "September 6 2017 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 0CE9EA8882EDED265451C36B49AE7BBB06A11C16, geoip6-db-digest C4573496EBD1CC335843067107DA49E482568FF6). commit
2017-09-14 20:00:00 2017-09-16 22:12:00 bridge Outage of the bridge authority Bifroest.
2017-09-15 2017-09-16 bridge The bridge authority was down due to an issue with its offline master key. graph mailing list post
2017-09-15 2017-10-12 Outage of the op-hk OnionPerf instance. Reported timeouts on the tor network increased, download speed improved. mailing list post torperf graph torperf-failures graph op-hk graph
2017-09-20 pr Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico. graph wikipedia
2017-10-05 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "October 4 2017 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 3A59213E5CFEE380F544B72DC1105366C6BD1CDE, geoip6-db-digest 1B8C975E5C62CF0FB5B4E598AE27B7189952BB09). commit
2017-10-05 13:00:00 2017-10-05 15:00:00 cn Guo Wengui speaks at the National Press Club, 09:00–11:00 eastern time. Reports of disruption of VPNs, Tor, Psiphon, Lantern, Shadowsocks in China. article on conference tweet tweet tweet
2017-10-14 19:30:00 snowflake Activated client IP address statistics on the Snowflake server and standalone proxies. comment
2017-10-18 2017-10-24 cn 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. wikipedia
2017-10-25 <OR> relay Release of tor 0.2.5.15, 0.2.8.16, 0.2.9.13, 0.3.0.12, and 0.3.1.8, which add a new directory authority bastet, and change the IP address of the directory authority Longclaw. blog post Bastet blog post bastet ticket Longclaw ticket
2017-11-01 ru Ban on VPNs and anonymizers takes effect in Russia. news article law
2017-11-01 18:10:00 meek Turned off the old meek-amazon CDN endpoint d2zfqthxsdq309.cloudfront.net. mailing list post
2017-11-10 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "November 6 2017 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest E3C910F3B2A6C916C7BE33A943091EF57048B72C, geoip6-db-digest E8BD5B2E6554C27F718F1222667C09680D75F799). commit
2017-11-11 2017-11-12 Outage of the op-hk OnionPerf instance. op-hk graph
2017-11-14 <OR> relay Release of Tor Browser 7.0.10, containing tor 0.3.1.8, which adds a new directory authority bastet, and changes the IP address of the directory authority Longclaw. blog post
2017-11-15 01:41:36 2017-11-15 05:44:28 meek Outage of meek-amazon bridge. ticket
2017-11-15 <OR> relay Release of Tor Browser 7.5a8, containing tor 0.3.2.4-alpha, which adds a new directory authority bastet, and changes the IP address of the directory authority Longclaw. blog post
2017-11-25 2017-11-27 pk Social media block in Pakistan. article NetBlocks data OONI/Bytes For All report
2017-12-01 <OR> ipv6 relay Release of tor 0.2.8.17, 0.2.9.14, 0.3.0.13, 0.3.1.9, and 0.3.2.6-alpha, which add an IPv6 address for the bridge authority bastet. ticket blog post
2017-12-04 ongoing DDoS attack creates load on the network. tor-relays thread relay graph summary post ticket
2017-12-05 09:44:00 2017-12-15 15:17:00 zw Internet outage in Zimbabwe. article
2017-12-08 2017-12-11 bridge The bridge authority was down for unknown reasons. graph mailing list post
2017-12-09 <OR> ipv6 relay Release of Tor Browser 7.0.11, containing tor 0.3.1.9, which adds an IPv6 address for the bridge authority bastet. blog post
2017-12-09 <OR> ipv6 relay Release of Tor Browser 7.5a9, containing tor 0.3.2.6-alpha, which adds an IPv6 address for the bridge authority bastet. blog post
2017-12-12 20:15:53 2018-01-18 02:28:54 meek Outage of the meek.bamsoftware.com (unthrottled for public use), meek.bamsoftware.com:7443 (former meek-azure, now unused), and gaeuploader.meek.bamsoftware.com (used by GAEuploader) bridges.
2017-12-20 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "December 6 2017 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest 1D486694A710145631B295CC39ECC5682F75858C, geoip6-db-digest F33231CAC761A71F7C19273DB1E11CEE01E2D982). commit
2017-12-21 Release of tor 0.3.2.8-rc, intended to fix the KIST bug that enabled a DoS on relays by running them out of memory. announcement ticket
2017-12-28 2018-01-13 ir Protests in Iran, blocking of various services including Tor. Instagram was unblocked 2018-01-06. Telegram was unblocked 2018-01-13. Wikipedia OONI report relay graph bridge graph tweet
2018-01-01 ae relay User report that the UAE blocked Tor, bridges work. comment
2018-01-05 ongoing Outage of the op-hk OnionPerf instance. op-hk graph
2018-01-08 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "January 5 2018 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest ACE2AF82816B9D3F58FC9C79A41B4506D6DAD713, geoip6-db-digest 387B3F555F1E054F0F9971C726F49848C5B5CF8B). commit
2018-01-16 19:15:00 Tor 0.3.2.9 reaches deb.torproject.org. relay versions graph
2018-01-20 relay Some more directory authorities upgrade to 0.3.2.9 which enforces new requirements for the exit flag. ~50 relays lose the exit flag tor-relays post
2018-01-23 20:28:40 obfs4 Tor Browser 7.5 is released. It adds the default obfs4 bridge noisetor01:46089. blog post
2018-01-24 ongoing webstats Tor Browser update pings roughly halve, again. The beginning corresponds with the release of Tor Browser 7.5; however unlike with Tor Browser 6.5.2, there was no change to app.update.url this time. ticket thread
2018-02-08 ipv4 ipv6 geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "February 7 2018 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (geoip-db-digest FF83AD73DE7672C77EDF8888F4B241642C7C90F7, geoip6-db-digest B1CDBFEB7C88F82EF3B5289CAFEED1321FA4693F). commit
2018-02-10 relay Tor 0.3.3.2-alpha is released (containing important denial-of-service migitations for relays) blog
2018-02-11 relay Tor 0.3.3.2-alpha reaches FreeBSD repositories
2018-02-12 relay Tor 0.3.3.2-alpha reaches deb.torproject.org repositories
2018-02-24 cn Blocking in China intensifies following the announcement of proposed changes to remove presidential term limits. article
2018-02-27 16:00:00 2018-03-02 Less than 3 bandwidth authorities are available. tor-relays
2018-03-03 16:35:22 Release of tor 0.3.2.10, 0.3.1.10, and 0.2.9.15, which offer better resistance against DoS attacks. blog post ticket
2018-03-07 2018-03-15 lk Sri Lanka blocks Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Viber. relay graph bridge graph article
2018-03-14 16:53:00 snowflake Deployed an attempt to fix frequent crashes of the fallback snowflake proxies. comment commit
2018-03-16 04:07:45 snowflake Deployed another attempt to fix frequent crashes of the fallback snowflake proxies. comment
2018-03-22 03:03:45 snowflake Disabled periodic restarts of the fallback snowflake proxies; gave them a memory limit of 200 MB. comment
2018-03-22 03:19:19 snowflake Increased memory limit of the fallback snowflake proxies from 200 MB to 400 MB. comment comment
2018-03-22 05:16:59 snowflake Provisonally increased memory limits of the fallback snowflake proxies to 400 MB, 800 MB, or unlimited. comment
2018-03-23 01:02:18 snowflake Restarted the fallback snowflake proxies with a limit on resident memory (ulimit -m) rather than virtual memory (ulimit -v). comment comment
2018-03-26 20:43:42 snowflake Release of Tor Browser 8.0a5. Improves snowflake client performance. blog post ticket
2018-03-27 19:26:12 snowflake Restarted the fallback snowflake proxies with no limit on memory. comment
2018-04-02 04:57:42 snowflake Reinstated periodic restarts of the fallback snowflake proxies. comment

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start date end date places protocols description links
2016-02-24 tm <OR> Large drop in direct users in Turkmenistan. graph
2016-07-21 2017-03-03 br meek Sustained increase in meek users in Brazil. Locals believe that they are not actual users, rather bots or something like that. End date coincides with shutdown of meek-azure before migration. Would pick up again 2017-06-07. graph
2016-08-18 2016-08-29 ml Sudden increase of direct and bridge users in Mali. relay graph bridge graph
2016-08-24 cn <OR> Large decrease in users in China. relay bridge
2016-10-09 2016-10-25 il <OR> relay Direct users fluctuate wildly in Israel. Bridge users not affected. graph
2016-11-20 sa <OR> Decrease in direct users and increase in bridge users in Saudi Arabia. ticket
2016-11-20 2016-12-22 sa bridge Decrease in direct users and increase in bridge users in Saudi Arabia. The increase in bridge users lasts only about one month while the number of direct users remains down. ticket
2016-12-21 2016-12-28 <OR> relay Drop in relay users. metrics-team thread thread continues
2017-01-15 2017-03-01 ae <OR> relay Huge increase in relay users (400k+). An anonymous contributor suggests that it may be a botnet, based on the large number of hosts with an open SMB port in the UAE. graph metrics-team thread reddit thread comment about botnet
2017-02-06 ~2017-08-01 ae obfs3 Increase in obfs3 users from the UAE, from 5K to 100K. Other transports not affected. transport graph UAE bridge graph ticket
2017-02-09 2017-03-21 jo obfs3 Abrupt increase and decrease in obfs3 users in Jordan. Relay users and other transports seemingly not affected. graph
2017-02-09 ~2017-08-01 in obfs3 Gradual but large increase of obfs3 users in India, followed by slow decay. Relay users and other transports seemingly not affected. graph
2017-03-01 2017-07-01 ae <OR> relay Another increase in relay users, with a slower rate of growth than the previous one. graph
2017-04-05 2017-04-13 il <OR> relay Sudden increase of direct users in Israel. Bridge users not affected. relay graph
2017-04-17 2017-04-23 il <OR> relay Another sudden increase of direct users in Israel. Bridge users not affected. relay graph
2017-04-23 tw <OR> relay Relay users triple and begin to fluctuate in Taiwan. tor-talk post graph
2017-05-09 2017-05-12 mo <OR> relay Sudden temporary peak of 3k direct users in Macau. tor-talk post graph
2017-05-10 eg <OR> relay Drop in direct users from Egypt. tor-talk post graph
2017-06-07 2017-12-14 br meek Sustained increase of meek users in Brazil, similar to the one that took place between 2016-07-21 and 2017-03-03. graph
2017-06-13 ch obfs4 Increase in obfs4 users in Switzerland, from 200 to 400. bridge graph transport graph
2017-06-14 2017-07-06 ml Sudden increase of direct and bridge users in Mali. relay graph bridge graph
2017-07-01 ae <OR> relay Sudden drop in relay users. graph
2017-07-01 2017-08-30 ae <OR> relay Slow increase in relay users. graph
2017-07-15 2017-07-22 sc <OR> relay Increase of relay users in the Seychelles, from 400 to 6000. Bridge users not affected. relay graph
2017-07-31 2017-08-17 at <OR> relay Fluctuations of relay users in Austria. Bridge users not affected. relay graph
2017-07-31 2017-08-28 Directory authorities using 2× bandwidth. mailing list post for start mailing list post for end post suggesting link to nl, ro, lt, sc increases
2017-07-31 2017-10-07 nl <OR> relay Increase of relay users in the Netherlands, from 50k to 100k. Stopped at the same time as increases in Romania, Lithuania, and the Seychelles. relay graph post suggesting link to 2× dirauth bandwidth post about start post about end
2017-07-31 2017-10-07 ro <OR> relay Increase of relay users in Romania, from 10k to 40k. Bridge users not affected. Stopped at the same time as increases in the Netherlands, Lithuania, and the Seychelles. Another increase began immediately after. relay graph post suggesting link to 2× dirauth bandwidth
2017-08-02 2017-10-07 lt <OR> relay Increase of relay users in Lithuania, from 2k to 70k. Stopped at the same time as increases in the Nethernlands, Romania, and the Seychelles. relay graph post suggesting link to 2× dirauth bandwidth post about start post about end
2017-08-06 2017-10-07 sc <OR> relay Further increase of relay users in the Seychelles, from 5k to 100k. Stopped at the same time as increases in the Netherlands, Romania, and Lithuania. relay graph post suggesting link to 2× dirauth bandwidth post about start post about end
2017-08-14 ipv6 obfs4 Jump in IPv6 users of the Lisbeth default obfs4 bridge. comment
2017-08-15 hk <OR> relay Triple increase in direct Tor users in Hong Kong. Bridge users not affected. relay graph
2017-08-23 kr <OR> relay Increase of users in South Korea, relay only. graph
2017-08-27 2017-08-29 eg tr <OR> relay Short-lived, simultaneous spike in direct users in Egypt and Turkey. Bridge users not affected. eg graph tr graph
2017-09-01 ae <OR> relay Relay users remain volatile but flatten their rate of growth. graph
2017-09-02 2017-09-21 obfs4 About a 35% increase in obfs4 users before returning to normal. Happened in many countries. Other transports do not have it. graph
2017-09-26 2017-10-22 de <OR> relay Steady increase of relay users in Germany, from 180k to around 500k. It would increase further starting 2017-12-10. de graph reddit thread ticket
2017-10-07 2017-12-20 ro <OR> relay Surge of relay users in Romania, from 10k to around 90k, which later subsided. graph metrics-team thread
2017-10-30 2017-11-06 zm <OR> relay Short-lived tripling of relay users in Zambia. graph
2017-12-10 2018-02-01 de <OR> relay Further, slow increase of relay users in Germany, from 500k to over 1.5M. graph reddit thread ticket
2017-12-12 2018-01-10 fr <OR> relay Temporary tripling of relay users in France. Bridges not affected. graph
2017-12-16 2017-12-17 bridge Drop in the number of measured bridges. graph mailing list post
2018-02-01 2018-02-05 ir meek Drop of meek users in Iran; other transports not affected. graph
2018-03-05 2018-03-08 de <OR> relay Steady drop in the number of relay users in Germany, from 1.5M to 650k. (Drop coincides with the release of tor 0.3.2.10, 0.3.1.10, and 0.2.9.15, which offer better resistance against DoS attacks; as well as improvements in speed for downloads from onions graph; see this graph as well. More datapoints: DDoS of the network happened around the time that saw an increase in the number of relay users in Germany, see entry above or graph) graph ticket