Many of us run the TopologyUpdater service from guild-operators, which first publishes the node’s IP and then fetches an updated topology. Up until now, I always assumed that the node somehow monitors its topology config file and reloads changes when they occur.
This does not seem to be the case and I was told that a node restart would be needed to reload the updated topology config. For obvious reasons, I don’t do an hourly restart of the node, in fact I very rarely do
docker restart relay.
How do you update your topology?
PS: Up until now, I never questioned this, because the nodes were always well connected even without an explicit restart. With Alonzo, the need to explicitly update ones topology will likely go away, but still this puzzles me.