27-04-2021 - Sentries peer tuning (planned)

One month after the launch some alerts have triggered regarding ... the BILL ๐Ÿ˜ ! Infrastructure is fine, we still sign ...100% of blocks, but infra cost is less funny for now!

Since we added more peers during intervention on 18/04/2021, we also dramatically increased the bill due to "Outbound transfer" on AWS. We are now close to 8$ per day.

Even if this is not "so much", this is too much regarding the return we generate now orย  even plan to generate later.

To counter-square that, we started 3 different sentries on 3 different hosting provider in EU where bandwidth in "unmetered". Let's call them "low cost sentries". Each of them is around 10$ per month, with unlimited bandwidth...

Planned intervention of this evening is to add those "low cost sentries" as permanent peers on the sentries and reduce the total number of peers of the "AWS" sentries. We will then monitor the traffic stability in the coming days and hope not losing any single block ๐Ÿ˜‰.

The "low cost" sentries are heavily connected with around 100 peers each ! We just made calculation on one of them, each sentry is generating 165 GB of traffic per day, this is close to be 5 TB per month with that level of connectivity, unaffordable on AWS ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ, at least in the current situation...

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Track of intervention on bockchain :ย