Size of the network

#1

The release notes for go-ipfs 0.4.20 state:

After AutoRelay was introduced in go-ipfs 0.4.19, the number of peers connecting through relays skyrocketed to over 120K concurrent peers.

Where does that number come from? Is there a web page or a tool that shows the state of the network?

#2

I’m not 100% sure, but I’d guess that it’s coming from looking at the relay nodes that Protocol Labs is running – which I’d assume are currently handling the majority of relay connections.

#3

Exactly this. We don’t actually know the size of the network (yet), we just infer as much as we can from stuff like this.