Oops. I meant "counting unique users just like we do with directory
fetches". The argument given was that most users are already behind NAT and
hence counting unique IP addrs would not be accurate anyway. It was
suggested that we count per connection country statistics (that is, total
number of connections coming from a country) and divide that by average
number of connections a user makes, to arrive at estimated number of unique
users. I cannot find where I got to know this. Maybe on IRC, but I don't
have logs of an year ago.

Also, the Metrics team has(?) to come up with a proposal on this IIRC.
Until then it would not be considered a valid project?

Karsten would have something to say on this.

cc: karsten

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 4:33 PM, George Kadianakis <desnac...@riseup.net>

> Jaskaran Singh <jvsg1...@gmail.com> writes:
> > [ text/plain ]
> > Hi,
> >
> > I thought the project idea had already been depreciated in favor of
> > counting unique users by directory fetches. No?
> >
> Yes, we do count unique users by directory fetches for the "active Tor
> users" metric: https://metrics.torproject.org/userstats-relay-country.html
> But we also use in-memory data structures tracking IP addresses to count
> unique users per-country: https://metrics.torproject.
> org/userstats-bridge-combined.html?start=2017-11-04&end=
> 2018-02-02&country=dz
> I was not aware that we are planning to deprecate the latter in favor of
> counting directory fetches. Did you get that from somewhere? Perhaps it
> could make sense, not sure.
> Cheers!
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