We estimate the number of users by analyzing the requests induced by clients to relays and bridges.
This graph shows the estimated number of directly-connecting clients; that is, it excludes clients connecting via bridges. These estimates are derived from the number of directory requests counted on directory authorities and mirrors. Relays resolve client IP addresses to country codes, so that graphs are available for most countries. Furthermore, it is possible to display indications of censorship events as obtained from an anomaly-based censorship-detection system (for more details, see this technical report). For further details see these questions and answers about user statistics.
The following events have been manually collected on this wiki page and might be related to the displayed graph.
|Dates||Places/Protocols||Description and Links|
|2018-01-08||ipv4 ipv6||geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "January 5 2018 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (|
|2018-01-05 to present||Outage of the op-hk OnionPerf instance.|
|2017-12-21||Release of tor 0.3.2.8-rc, intended to fix the KIST bug that enabled a DoS on relays by running them out of memory.|
|2017-12-20||ipv4 ipv6||geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "December 6 2017 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (|
|2017-12-16 to 2017-12-17||Bridges Unknown||Drop in the number of measured bridges.|
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|2017-12-12 to 2018-01-18||meek||Outage of the meek.bamsoftware.com (unthrottled for public use), meek.bamsoftware.com:7443 (former meek-azure, now unused), and gaeuploader.meek.bamsoftware.com (used by GAEuploader) bridges.|
|2017-12-10 to 2018-02-01||Germany <OR> Relays Unknown||Further, slow increase of relay users in Germany, from 500k to over 1.5M.|
|2017-12-09||<OR> ipv6 Relays||Release of Tor Browser 7.0.11, containing tor 0.3.1.9, which adds an IPv6 address for the bridge authority bastet.|
|2017-12-09||<OR> ipv6 Relays||Release of Tor Browser 7.5a9, containing tor 0.3.2.6-alpha, which adds an IPv6 address for the bridge authority bastet.|
|2017-12-08 to 2017-12-11||Bridges||The bridge authority was down for unknown reasons.|
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|2017-12-04 to present||DDoS attack creates load on the network.|
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|2017-12-01||<OR> ipv6 Relays||Release of tor 0.2.8.17, 0.2.9.14, 0.3.0.13, 0.3.1.9, and 0.3.2.6-alpha, which add an IPv6 address for the bridge authority bastet.|
|2017-11-15||meek||Outage of meek-amazon bridge.|
|2017-11-15||<OR> Relays||Release of Tor Browser 7.5a8, containing tor 0.3.2.4-alpha, which adds a new directory authority bastet, and changes the IP address of the directory authority Longclaw.|
|2017-11-14||<OR> Relays||Release of Tor Browser 7.0.10, containing tor 0.3.1.8, which adds a new directory authority bastet, and changes the IP address of the directory authority Longclaw.|
|2017-11-11 to 2017-11-12||Outage of the op-hk OnionPerf instance.|
|2017-11-10||ipv4 ipv6||geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "November 6 2017 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (|
|2017-11-01||meek||Turned off the old meek-amazon CDN endpoint d2zfqthxsdq309.cloudfront.net.|
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