control-spec doesn't specify rounding for status/clients-seen
10:38 < skep> hello, i have a question about a specific torbridge command. If I use the "GETINFO status/clients-seen" (via telnet) I get a CountrySummary. So far so good..but why are the numbers there only in steps of 8? I looked through the documentation, but can't figure it out.. 10:44 < atagar> skep: iirc status/clients-seen provides just daily counts and might also rounding the results (if the later's the case then I don't recall the reasoning for it and it's a bug that it's missing from the spec) 10:46 < skep> I guess i will look into the code..maybe i can figure it out why only in such steps..thanks anyway 10:46 < wseltzer> skep: see metrics.torproject.org/papers/wecsr10.pdf for the rationale 10:46 < skep> ah..thanks 10:46 < wseltzer> there's a concern that precise numbers could deanonymize users
I'll need to think some more about if I agree that the fuzzing is useful here or not. Arm provides this metric too without fuzzing or the daily aggregation since I both didn't see the harm nor know that tor did this.
PS. The reason for me to get the metric myself rather than use GETINFO is that status/clients-seen only works for bridges, not fuzzing.