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Re: [tor-talk] Number of onions online



I'm getting around 6500 per day give or take a few and about 70-100 new per day (most of which are short lived or mirrors of others or new addresses for previous services).  

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On Aug 24, 2016, at 7:50 PM, Sarah Jamie Lewis <me@sarahjamielewis.com> wrote:

>> Recent talk in onionland seems to be indicating somewhere
>> nearing 10,000 onions online, from spidering and whatnot.
>> Are there folks here involved in such projects that can contribute
> further graphs, lists, categorization, and commentary?
> 
> I run the OnionScan project and have been looking at this stuff for the
> last year or so[1]. From my latest data I see about ~7000 onions online
> during any given crawl date - and these 7000 come from about ~8000
> different onion hostnames (some onions are really inconsistently up). When
> I say online I mean is actively serving one of HTTP(S), SSH, FTP, SMTP,
> Bitcoin, IRC and a few other protocols.
> 
> Overall we scan ~12000 known onion hosts found by crawling both onion
> sites and the clear web. This grew rapidly over the first few scans but
> generally only grows by a handful of onions per scan now - this means
> ~5000 of the onion hosts we have found have never been online or are
> defunct.
> 
> This analysis obviously doesn't capture onions that have never been
> publicly listed or private authenticated onions. It also doesn't account
> for onion-dependent software like Ricochet which may not be online
> consistently enough for us to pick up. Finally if someone is hosting
> software on a non-standard port we won't currently detect it.
> 
> Lately I've been looking into supplementing the crawl data with other
> sources e.g. clearnet listings (like /r/onions) or via general common
> crawl data  - although early tests show this is about as effective as the
> current crawl mechanism for finding new onions.
> 
> [1] https://mascherari.press/onionscan-report-june-2016/
> 
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