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Metrics Team

Overview

Welcome to the Metrics Team page. The Metrics Team is a group of Tor people who care about measuring and analyzing things in the public Tor network. If you're interested in measurements and analyses, the Metrics Team is what you're looking for. Welcome!

People

The Metrics Team currently consists of between half a dozen and a dozen developers, depending on how and when you count. We're not listing names here to keep the team open to everyone. You're on the team if you're participating in discussions and development, and you're not part of the team anymore if you decide you want to move on (which we hope won't happen).

Communication

Our synchronous medium of communication is IRC meetings that happen every Thursday at 14:30 UTC in #tor-dev on OFTC.

If you want to reach someone from the team between these meetings to ask a development-related question, just go to #tor-dev and mention the magic word "metrics", and somebody from the team might either be around or appear later and get back to you.

Our asynchronous medium of communication is the metrics-team@ mailing list. This list is public in the sense that anyone can subscribe and read archives. But it's moderated on first post, meaning that your first post will be reviewed to make sure it's not spam and on topic and all further posts will go directly to the list. Feel free to subscribe and just listen if you want, and feel free to post if you have a question that you think is on topic.

Products

The Metrics Team is not selling any products, don't worry.

Product is a codebase of software maintained by the Team. Not all products of the Metrics Team are mentioned in this section (for a more complete list see roadmap draft). Instead, we list some long-term products here that are or will be released in way that a third party can decide to run a mirror of this type of service.

Here some links to these products' pages (in alphabetical order):

Releases

Results (1 - 7 of 46)

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Ticket Summary Component Modified
#32684 Release Onionoo 7.0-1.23.0 Metrics/Onionoo 4 days ago
#32635 Release Onionoo 7.0-1.22.0 Metrics/Onionoo 12 days ago
#32452 Release CollecTor 1.13.1 Metrics/CollecTor 4 weeks ago
#32445 Release metrics-web 1.3.0 Metrics/Website 4 weeks ago
#32444 Release ExoneraTor 4.2.0 Metrics/ExoneraTor 4 weeks ago
#32443 Release Onionoo 7.0-1.21.1 Metrics/Onionoo 4 weeks ago
#32442 Release metrics-lib 2.9.1 Metrics/Library 4 weeks ago
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Documentation

An FAQ by and about the Metrics Team. If something you want to know is not answered yet, check back in a few days. Or address your question directly to us via the communication channels listed in the previous section.

The 32C3 State of the Onion talk covered work of the Metrics Team by giving example of how bad relays are detected, investigated, and excluded from the Tor network. The entire talk is worth watching, but if you're short on time, be sure to watch minutes 20 to 28.

More documentation

Censorship Watch

MetricsTimeline lists incidents that might help in interpreting metrics graphs.

Here's a table with tickets related to censorship incidents:

Results (1 - 7 of 14)

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Ticket Summary Status Priority Severity Reporter Modified
#25966 Report on Tor in the UAE (and question about Snowflake) new Very Low Trivial mwolfe 5 days ago
#32095 Analyse the "Carbon Reductor DPI X" DPI system new Medium Normal phw 8 weeks ago
#32026 Using An Alternative To TCP To Avoid Packet Injection? new Medium Normal Aphrodites1995 2 months ago
#31998 Linked Tor Relays To Bypass Probing? new Medium Normal Aphrodites1995 2 months ago
#31586 Browser problems assigned Medium Normal fantasy_man59@… 3 months ago
#31258 Directly Connect to tor new Medium Normal tor_project 4 months ago
#20348 Allot Communications blocking of vanilla Tor, obfs4, and meek in Kazakhstan, starting 2016-06 reopened Medium Normal dcf 5 months ago
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Priorities from July 2019 to December 2019

  1. exit scanner (MVP is the priority)
  2. performance metrics
  3. complete the bandwith file archive (with Tom's file)
  4. snowflake and PT related work
  5. better notification system
  6. irtf draft for guidelines for safe internet measurement

(Old roadmaps are archived here.)

Open Tickets

The following table lists all open tickets, from recently modified to not touched in years, of products that are maintained by Metrics Team people or otherwise related. Not all of these products are actively maintained, so be sure to reach out to the team before starting to hack on any of these and also take a look at the Volunteer's Guide. Also note that not all metrics-related tools use Tor's Trac as their bug tracker, so you might also want to ask for bug trackers of other metrics tools.

Results (1 - 20 of 308)

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Ticket Summary Component Status Owner Priority Severity Created Modified Reporter
#32665 Parse newly added Snowflake statistics lines Metrics/Library needs_review metrics-team Medium Normal 7 days ago 23 hours ago karsten
#30636 Something funky is going in Iran: numbers of relay users flies off to 1M+ Metrics/Analysis new metrics-team Medium Normal 7 months ago 3 days ago cypherpunks
#32682 Total on "aggregated results" should be total of displayed lines, not total including undisplayed lines Metrics/Relay Search new metrics-team Medium Normal 4 days ago 4 days ago arma
#32683 Relay Search should be able to handle non-numbers in "as:" parameter Metrics/Relay Search new metrics-team Medium Normal 4 days ago 4 days ago karsten
#32473 Evaluate the results from the exitmap based scanner compared to the current exit lists system Metrics/Exit Scanner new metrics-team Medium Normal 4 weeks ago 13 days ago irl
#32126 Add OONI's Vanilla Tor measurement data to Tor Metrics Metrics/Ideas new metrics-team Medium Normal 8 weeks ago 3 weeks ago karsten
#29650 Rewrite exit scanner to produce exit lists according to new format Metrics/Exit Scanner new metrics-team High Normal 9 months ago 3 weeks ago irl
#32265 MS: Format an exit list from a previous exit list and exitmap output Metrics/Exit Scanner needs_review irl Medium Normal 7 weeks ago 3 weeks ago irl
#31439 Identify poorly performing relays from historical OnionPerf data Metrics/Analysis assigned metrics-team Medium Normal 4 months ago 3 weeks ago irl
#32264 MS: Perform fetches of check.tpo in an exitmap plugin Metrics/Exit Scanner needs_review irl Medium Normal 7 weeks ago 4 weeks ago irl
#28906 host_name search failing Metrics/Relay Search new metrics-team Medium Normal 12 months ago 4 weeks ago phoul
#31071 Add a notice if we're missing data for a lookup Metrics/ExoneraTor reopened metrics-team Medium Normal 5 months ago 4 weeks ago karsten
#29654 Initial MVP for new exit scanner Metrics/Exit Scanner new metrics-team Medium Normal 9 months ago 6 weeks ago irl
#32262 MS: Implement an ExitSpider class Metrics/Exit Scanner new metrics-team Medium Normal 7 weeks ago 6 weeks ago irl
#31944 Discover stack names via EC2 metadata service Metrics/Cloud new metrics-team Medium Normal 2 months ago 7 weeks ago irl
#32065 Cache-Control header on 404 does not permit caching Metrics/Onionoo new metrics-team Medium Normal 8 weeks ago 7 weeks ago irl
#29653 Evaluate the reusability of existing TorDNSEL application Metrics/Exit Scanner new metrics-team Medium Normal 9 months ago 7 weeks ago irl
#32263 MS: Implement a Tor HTTPS connection helper Metrics/Exit Scanner new metrics-team Medium Normal 7 weeks ago 7 weeks ago irl
#31005 Make a work plan for measuring Tor performance using Selenium/Tor Browser Metrics/Ideas new metrics-team Medium Normal 6 months ago 8 weeks ago karsten
#31901 webstats-tb.html graph too eager to include today's stats Metrics/Website assigned metrics-team Medium Normal 2 months ago 2 months ago arma
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