I have placed 4 nodes around the world and noticed I have some with 20+out peers and 2+ In peers and others with the opposite 5+ out and 20+ in. Is this normal.
The number of OUT peers can be controlled by u from topology updater script (custom peers=x); the number of incoming peers can’t be controlled from topology updater script (only from iptable with rules…) anyway… for IN peers u need to have the port opened to accept incoming connections from any (valid only for Relays) and also to run the script every 1 hour;
For Relays which has only 2 IN peers check the topology updater log message… should see only glad u are staying with us!
The one with the only 2+in is very close to the BP node and the 2+in are my other peers and no other in peers.
As I said above check the port to be opened for any other node, and check the topology updater script (should run once/hour) log message
Also is there a penalty for restarting your relays? I realize you don’t want to restart your BP as little as possible, but does restarting relays reduce your percentage or minting a block?
Nope, it is recommended to restart them once/24 hours; I’m restarting mines once/12 hours… u can restart also the Prosucer if u need it… there will be no penalty