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Re: GSoC proposal

     On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 12:56:24 +0200 Baptiste <baptiste@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>I published two proposals to work with Tor during the Google Summer of Code.
>The first one is about coding "moniTor", a top-like tool showing data on 
>a Tor relay. You can see my complete proposal here : 
>http://www.struegel.net/gsoc/moniTor.pdf, and in the Google webapp.
     I took a look at your document cited above and have a few comments.
First off, I am not interested in "per circuit" information, and I sincerely
hope that tor would refuse to provide such information via its controller
interface.  The very idea seems in opposition to the purpose of tor.
     Secondly, the kind of information I am interested in seeing would be
primarily focused upon server operations and performance, such as

	a) the number of exits currently active to each active port,
	b) the number of exits to each port during some time interval (e.g.,
	   an hour) for consecutive time intervals (i.e., a way to collect
	   hourly statistics throughout each day),
	c) the number of circuits currently using each existing router
	d) the current, average, and actual maximum number of onion skins
	   queued for decryption over some preceding time period,
	e) the hourly maximum number of onion skins queued for decryption
	   throughout the day,
	f) the number of relay-only circuits currently active,
	g) the number of hidden service introductions/rendezvous connections
	   currently active and during hourly periods throughout the day,
	h) statistics showing how closely (or not) the BandwidthRate and
	   BandwidthBurst targets are being met, and
	i) statistics regarding cells dropped for each of the possible
	   reasons, and
	j) statistics on various directory service operations.

     Best wishes for a successful project!

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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