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Re: [tor-talk] Is there a known tool/script for analyzing the Tor consensus files?
On 14/08/14 04:34, Griffin Boyce wrote:
> Hey Virgil,
> The answer depends on what you'd like to do with consensus files.
> There was (is?) a GSoC project by Daniel Marti in furtherance of
> proposal 140 , but that's probably not what you're looking for.
> There's also a script by Moritz Bartl that analyzes consensus files
> and turns them into a KML
> I might be able to give you a better answer if you can give relevant
Indeed, there are many tools that analyze consensus files. The
CollecTor website lists a few applications:
If you want to write your own tool to analyze consensus files, take a
look at the available descriptor-parsing libraries:
Also feel free to search the metrics-tasks Git repo for examples:
> Also, AFAIK, collecTor is just the website .
CollecTor has "raw" collected Tor descriptors (including consensuses),
Metrics  has aggregate statistics based on these descriptors. Or,
CollecTor is for machines, Metrics is for humans.
>  https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2014-May/006792.html
> [2b] https://github.com/mvdan/tor
>  https://github.com/moba/tormap
>  https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2014-June/006942.html
> On 2014-08-13 21:01, Virgil Griffith wrote:
>> And just to be pedantically clear, the data on metrics.torproject.org is
>> computed from the collecTor historical consensus files?
>> On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, Virgil Griffith <i@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Or, if I were to dream, to highlight the differences between two Tor
>>> consensus files?
This really depends on what differences you're interested in and how you
want them to be highlighted.
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