I was recently contacted by Serki from Ada4Science[BOSON] the other day with a heads up about some possible issues with our pool [RELAY]. Thanks Serki! <3
Just in time too! We have finally been assigned our very first slot after 4.5 months in the game! So we are of course adamant to make sure that block gets minted!
One of the issues Serki pointed out was the fact that we may have a time sync issue as we did not show up in the list of pools showing propagation times on PoolTool’s network health page - Cardano PoolTool - The most comprehensive staking statistics for Cardano on the web.
You can also see on our pool’s metric page on PoolTool, our propagation delay is negative 4996ms… - Cardano PoolTool - The most comprehensive staking statistics for Cardano on the web.
We have since installed chrony on the relay (almost 3 days ago) and the BP (14 hrs ago) which has indeed fixed a time propagation issue we had. According to our grafana charts, we now have a time sync of 2-8ms on both. However we still don’t show up on the network health page, and our propagation delay remains -4996ms
Is this negative value possibly due to our single bare metal relay being on the same local network as our bare metal BP at my partner’s (MVS) premises? I understand the -4996ms chart might take 1 or 2 epochs to update, but I believe we should be showing up on the network health page as this is live.
Anyone have any suggestions for us to resolve this? Or know if this is indeed an issue?!!