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Re: [tor-talk] Who runs the Tor Network? An Overview using MyFamily Data
"We still lack the "gamification" Relay Challenge website that Virgil
was talking about. It would just sum up all relays of a family, and
then it really does not matter any more."
for what it's worth this website has been started. I'll post a beta to
tor-talk when it's presentable. I remain very optimistic about the "impact
per unit effort" for such a gamification site.
On Saturday, March 21, 2015, Nusenu <email@example.com> wrote:
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> currently we use globe  compass  or old school torstatus  to
> get an overview of what relays are around and who might operate them.
> None of these 'tools' provide an easy way to aggregate relay data to
> have a look at the bigger picture (Who runs most of the tor network?).
> I generated* a preliminary overview based on MyFamily data, that
> should provide an overview of the big tor relay operators:
> (Only the top 15 have names next to them because that was a manual task ;)
> In the future that table might just be another compass checkbox saying
> "Group by MyFamily" (or a static page generated once an hour).
> Note: If you compare this with other overviews that uses contactInfo
> to aggregate relays
> you will notice some big operators are missing. That means that they
> are not using MyFamily (properly).
> Also because MyFamily is a cumbersome setting for relay operators
> there might be misconfigurations** that result in multiple
> (overlapping) families.
> Positive side effect: By using MyFamily to aggregate relays, I hope to
> creating incentives for relay operators to actually configure MyFamily
> on their relays. MyFamily avoids using multiple relays - operated by a
> single entity - in a single tor client circuit.
> Also, relay ops running many "smaller" relays hopefully will become
> more visible (and receive more acknowledgments for their
> contributions) .
> If you are a relay operator yourself, you can easily check if you
> configured your relays properly by entering any of your relay
> fingerprints on https://compass.torproject.org (family field). If the
> search result does not show all your relays then there is something
> wrong with your MyFamily configuration.
>  https://globe.torproject.org/#/top10
>  http://torstatus.blutmagie.de/
> Moritz wrote:
> "We still lack the "gamification" Relay Challenge website that Virgil
> was talking about. It would just sum up all relays of a family, and
> then it really does not matter any more."
> *) basically compass -f in a loop has been used to generate that overview.
> I also required at least two members in a Family - which is a bad idea
> because you will "loose" single big relays like IPredator - this will
> be changed.
> **) This should become less of a problem for relay ops with tools like
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