We estimate the number of users by analyzing the requests induced by clients to relays and bridges.
This graph shows the estimated number of clients connecting via bridges. These numbers are derived from directory requests counted on bridges. Bridges resolve client IP addresses of incoming directory requests to country codes, so that graphs are available for most countries. For further details see these questions and answers about user statistics.
The following events have been manually collected in the metrics-timeline Git repository and might be related to the displayed graph.
|Dates||Places/Protocols||Description and Links|
|2021-06-04 to present||Nigeria||
Block of Twitter in Nigeria. Increase in the number of bridge users.
article relay graph bridge graph
|2021-05-17 to 2021-06-05||
Experiment to test the accuracy of relays' advertised bandwidth estimation.
status.torproject.org post announcing start post announcing end advertised bandwidth graph relay flags graph
|2021-05-14 to 2021-05-18||meek Unknown||
The number of meek users temporarily drops to < 10.
Outage of snowflake bridge.
|2021-04-01 to present||Burma||
Shutdowns of wireless broadband in Myanmar.
Access Now post
Release of tor 0.3.5.14, 0.4.4.8, and 0.4.5.7. Changes the source of geolocation databases from Maxmind to IPFire.
announcement ticket commit
geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "IPFire Project Fri, 12 Mar 2021 05:05:24 GMT" (
|2021-03-11||Belarus Relays Unknown||
Drop of relay users in Belarus. Bridge users are not affected.
relay graph bridge graph
Fire in the OVHcloud data centers located in Strasbourg takes about 48 relays offline in AS16276.
OVHcloud advisory Twitter thread
Decommissioned flash proxy badge server, flashproxy.bamsoftware.com.
Decommissioned flash proxy facilitator: server, flashproxy-reg-email poller, and flashproxy-reg-appspot app.
Outage of the Snowflake bridge.
|2021-02-15 to 2021-04-27||Burma||
Nightly shutdowns of fixed-line Internet in Myanmar.
relay graph bridge graph OONI report IODA for start IODA for end Access Now post censorship-analysis issue
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