I’m hoping to clear up the directional flow of messages to a node. Are the nodes, whether they be a relay or block producing, polling the other nodes, or have they subscribed and receiving messages via push. I ask this because it will help in understanding my port configuration.
Currently, my BP is talking to my relay and syncing appropriately, however, I have configured an inbound fw rule to allow connections from the relay to the BP; this is in addition to the specification in the topology file. Can I delete the fw rule?
If the block producer is the one establishing the connection using the topology file and is only polling the relay, I think it would make sense not to have an inbound rule.