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Relays

Postby Claude37 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:00 pm

Hello!
Does anyone have an explanation of the functioning of the option Relays, how does this option.
thank you
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Re: Relays

Postby apoapo » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:41 pm

they are usedto support friends who have really nasty firewalls imo.
A short explanation from one ofthe devs in the inside RS boards:

A Quick explanation:

Setup
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1) Open Options -> Relay
2) Tick Enable Relays.
3) Change the setting to:

Friends: 0 x 1kB/s = 0
FoF : 1 x 1kB/s = 2
General: 1 x 1kB/s = 2

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This means you are allocating up to 4kB/s for relays.
This is the minimum allowed - and it perfect for helping to test relays.

Note: These does not mean that Friends cannot use your Relays:
If a Friend asks for a Relay, they will be allocated a Friend Slot, a FoF Slot, or the General Slot.
If a Friend of Friend asks for a Relay, they will be allocated a FoF Slot, or the General Slot.
If a Unknown person asks for a Relay, they can only be allocated the General Slot.

Once the slots are full, additional connections are not allowed.

The connections time out, and are dropped to share them around.
General Slot: 1 hour.
FOF Slot : 2 hours.
Friend Slot : 4 hours.

The connections are all bandwidth capped - as specified by the Relay.
If the peers try communicating at a higher speed - the relay is dropped.


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Re: Relays

Postby Claude37 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:05 pm

apoapo wrote:they are usedto support friends who have really nasty firewalls imo.
A short explanation from one ofthe devs in the inside RS boards:

A Quick explanation:

Setup
------------
1) Open Options -> Relay
2) Tick Enable Relays.
3) Change the setting to:

Friends: 0 x 1kB/s = 0
FoF : 1 x 1kB/s = 2
General: 1 x 1kB/s = 2

------------
This means you are allocating up to 4kB/s for relays.
This is the minimum allowed - and it perfect for helping to test relays.

Note: These does not mean that Friends cannot use your Relays:
If a Friend asks for a Relay, they will be allocated a Friend Slot, a FoF Slot, or the General Slot.
If a Friend of Friend asks for a Relay, they will be allocated a FoF Slot, or the General Slot.
If a Unknown person asks for a Relay, they can only be allocated the General Slot.

Once the slots are full, additional connections are not allowed.

The connections time out, and are dropped to share them around.
General Slot: 1 hour.
FOF Slot : 2 hours.
Friend Slot : 4 hours.

The connections are all bandwidth capped - as specified by the Relay.
If the peers try communicating at a higher speed - the relay is dropped.



Hi!
Thank you for that explanation, I do not see for now how to put this option in practice.
And is it functional?
A +
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Re: Relays

Postby rndbit » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:16 pm

would be nice if there was console version of relay-only. getting a server and hosting a relay is far more realistic than get ISP to change policies regarding closed ports.
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Re: Relays

Postby Distro » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:07 am

rndbit wrote:would be nice if there was console version of relay-only. getting a server and hosting a relay is far more realistic than get ISP to change policies regarding closed ports.

If there are no real ISPs in your country, maybe subscribing to a VPN would help you. Mine gives me 10 NATted ports.
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