Server timings (EU vs main)

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Banished_Privateer
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Server timings (EU vs main)

Post by Banished_Privateer » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:03 pm

Can anyone explain why on European (eu) server I get ~227ms timings and on main server ~173ms? I am from Poland and should get better pings from Central/Eastern European servers and I feel like the numbers should be around 50-100ms range anyway.
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Re: Server timings (EU vs main)

Post by Banished_Privateer » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:46 pm

Any update on that or should I open a ticket? I would like to hear from other users as well and see if that's issue on my end (ISP or different matter) or everyone is affected by this. Helpful information would be to share your times from both eu server and default. You can also mention your location so it makes more sense.

Personally I've stopped using EU server since it had longer times.
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Re: Server timings (EU vs main)

Post by Steve Sokolowski » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:59 am

Banished_Privateer wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:46 pm
Any update on that or should I open a ticket? I would like to hear from other users as well and see if that's issue on my end (ISP or different matter) or everyone is affected by this. Helpful information would be to share your times from both eu server and default. You can also mention your location so it makes more sense.

Personally I've stopped using EU server since it had longer times.
Unfortunately, this issue may be caused by the way the VPN is configured to transmit data to the main database near Philadelphia. For security reasons, we do not want copies of wallets on the remote servers, so some data has to be transmitted back and forth.

The solution is to duplicate more programs on both servers, like mining servers, coin daemons, and so on. The ideal situation would be if there were two exact copies of the system. If there were two copies, then that would cost a lot to maintain, there would be a high probability of theft because we don't control the physical hardware in Europe, and we would still need to wait for the Philadelphia server to send information about which coins to assign, because all servers need to have an overall idea of how the mining is assigned to make sure we don't 51% attack smaller networks.

I'll talk with Chris about how this situation might be improved, but it's possible that we might decide not to take action, given how so many pools and exchanges have been forced to close due to not physically controlling hardware with valuable data on it.
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