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Re: [tor-talk] large increase in .onion domains
Could new people be using Onionchat/Torchat I can't remember the name. But
new addresses are generated for each client.
On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 11:49 AM Alexandre Guillioud <
> Not correlated (i'm too small in that pool), but i have workd on software
> to maintain a HS pool. During dev, and at one point, i was emitting
> thousands of registration a day.
> 2016-02-18 16:51 GMT+01:00 Roger Dingledine <arma@xxxxxxx>:
> > On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 05:45:26AM -0500, Scfith Rise up wrote:
> > > Here is the exact link:
> > https://metrics.torproject.org/hidserv-dir-onions-seen.html
> > >
> > > it jumped from 40000 to 60000 in the past day or two.
> > >
> > > Since the metrics are based on the number of relays acting as hidden
> > >services with the assumption that at least 1% are reporting in, the
> > >numbers are correlated directly with the number of relays running as
> > Yep. Also, because each reporting relay adds noise, sometimes, due to
> > the math involved, more than half of the relays end up inflating their
> > number, so we end up with a higher number on that graph than is actually
> > true in reality.
> > Still, that is a large jump.
> > Let's wait a few days and see if it settles down.
> > If it doesn't, I'll guess that it's a real effect. But even then,
> > we don't know why this (daily!) number is so much larger than the
> > (total!) number of onion addresses that e.g. Ahmia knows about. Maybe
> > it's Onionshare users, who generate one onion address per document they
> > transfer? Maybe it's Ricochet users? Maybe it's measurement error? We
> > to see more improvements in the field of privacy-preserving statistics
> > and measurements before we'll feel comfortable trying to get answers to
> > this question.
> > --Roger
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