This document provides guidelines to authors and operators of tools that collect data about the publicly deployed Tor network that would like to contribute data, or allow data to be contributed easily by others using the tool, to Tor Metrics.
This section aims to help you organize your thoughts before making a request to the Metrics team. It might be that there are good reasons that something is not done in one of the preferred ways, but ideally data collection tools can be written with these guidelines in mind.
You're still reading, so it seems that we caught your interest! How should we start?
It's a process to get your data on Tor Metrics, and not a short one. Let's go through the necessary steps for doing it. After each step we should together decide whether we're ready to move forward, need to take a step back, or maybe even stop the project, because we found out that it's not what we wanted.
Congratulations, your data is now on Tor Metrics. But that's not the end of the story! Here's what we need you to do as long as we have your data:
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