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Re: [tor-talk] Tor is now released!

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On 01/01/15 12:28, Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) - lists wrote:
> On 12/31/14 7:27 PM, Nick Mathewson wrote:
>> o Major features (hidden services): - Make HS port scanning more
>> difficult by immediately closing the circuit when a user attempts
>> to connect to a nonexistent port. Closes ticket 13667. - Add a
>> HiddenServiceStatistics option that allows Tor relays to gather
>> and publish statistics about the overall size and volume of 
>> hidden service usage. Specifically, when this option is turned
>> on, an HSDir will publish an approximate number of hidden
>> services that have published descriptors to it the past 24 hours.
> Would it make sense to gather also that kind of statistics if Tor
> is not acting as a Relay but as a Client with Tor2web Mode
> enabled?
> Because Tor2web gateways provide access from the Internet to a lot
> of Tor Hidden Services, so that statistics maybe of interests too
> to be gathered in the area of "Tor HS Statistics".
> Currently "some stats" is gathered from Tor2web software at
> application level, but not from the underlying Tor software: 
> https://github.com/globaleaks/Tor2web-3.0/wiki/OpenData

There are currently no plans to gather statistics on clients, mostly
because there's no infrastructure for clients to report them.  (Relays
can simply include statistics in their extra-info descriptors that
they upload to the directory authorities, but there's no such thing
for clients.)

I agree that tor2web has some interesting statistics that are worth
gathering.  But it could be that these will have to be gathered on the
application level and not by little-t-tor itself.  Maybe something for
the R task list [0]?  (Please talk to asn if you'd like to add
something there.)

All the best,


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