The following list contains commonly used terms on globe.torproject.org, the ARM monitoring tool for Tor Relays, and other projects listed at Tor’s main site (i.e., Tails, Stem, etc.).
Put terms that do not have answers in BOLD below, so they stand out!
Advertised Bandwidth – (seen on the Globe) How much bandwidth for upload/download the Tor relay is offering
AS Name (Globe) – A registered name for the service provider controlling that IP address block.
AS Number (Globe) – Identification number allocated to the service provider in control of that IP address block.
Exit Policy – (seen on the Globe) Which ports are allowed to exit out of a particular relay. Applies only to Exit Nodes.
Exit Policy Summary – (seen on the Globe) A longer list showing rejection and exception policies for a relay. The list is in priority order; higher items take precedence over lower.
Family Members – (seen on the Globe) A list of other nodes/relays controlled by the same operator. This is a voluntary but expected part of Tor. Traffic should not be routed between two family members as it defeats Tor’s main security, which is anonymity between relays/nodes.
Fingerprint – (seen on the Globe & ARM) the main way that a particular node/relay is recognized by the Tor system (as opposed to IP address, contact/operator name, etc.)
Mean Consensus Weight Fraction (Globe) – The amount of bandwidth your relay has been advertising modified to represent how it performed compared with other relays which advertised similar speeds.
Mean Exit Probability Fraction (Globe) – The probability your relay would have been selected by Tor clients as an exit relay.
Mean Guard Probability Fraction (Globe) – The probability your relay would have been selected by the Tor client as an entry guard relay.
Mean Middle Probability Fraction (Globe) – The probability your relay would have been selected by Tor client as a middle relay.
Mean Read Bytes (Globe) – The average amount of data your relay received inbound per second.
Mean Write Bytes (Globe) -The average amount of data your relay sent outwards per second.
Mean Uptime (Globe) – The average percentage of time your relay was reachable.
NTor – see torspec it’s a low-level implementation detail concerning how circuits are created. This is the newer way.
TAP – see torspec it’s a low-level implementation detail concerning how circuits are created. This is the older way.