Blurt Infrastructure Upgrades | Dev Update 2021-11-29

in blurtdevelopment •  6 months ago 

I've done some updates on the Blurt infrastructure and just wanted to make a quick post to inform everyone.

In my last post I said the notifications were going down for some upgrades. They are back up and running.

Private RPC Node for the Backend

While the notifications server was down, I installed a private RPC node that serves the notifications server as well as the backends for blurt.blog, blurtwallet.com, and the image uploader.

This should speed up certain things and also prevent the site from going down completely in the event that the main RPC nodes go down for whatever reason.

Since the RPC that I put up is not accessible to the public, it should be able to handle its job without a problem.

Public RPC Server Upgrades

I have upgraded the servers for the public RPC nodes. They should be able to handle more requests and I'm hoping that it won't go down like it did a few times in the past few days.

Draft Clearing Issue Resolved

@tekraze tackled the issue where the text for your previous post was still in the post editor even after you had posted it successfully.

It now correctly clears the draft once a post has successfully been posted.

Updated Hive-Engine Links in the Side Panel

The links in the side panel for Hive-Engine, LeoDex, and Tribaldex have been updated to point to the new SWAP.BLURT market.


Screen Shot of Hive-Engine links in side panel

Updated Known Exchanges

@eastmael has updated the list of known exchanges in the wallet app so that it gives a warning about including a memo when you send BLURT to known exchanges. This is to remind you that you need to include a memo whenever you send to an exchange. That way, your fund will go to the correct place and it will save you the trouble of contacting the exchange's tech support to track down your BLURT.


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Screenshot of Updated Nodes List

Updated FAQ Page

@rycharde has updated the FAQ page. Now the information in there is accurate and you can read up if you have any questions.

Do let us know if you find any errors so we can fix it.

More Community Operated RPC Nodes

If you go to your settings page, you will notice that we have added more alternative nodes that you can choose from. These are nodes that are operated by community members to help make Blurt more resilient.

That's All, Folks!

That'll be it for this one.

Until next time, I hope you all have a great one!


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Merry Christmas to you Saboin 🎉

How is Canada ? 🙂

Canada has been cold these past couple of weeks. It has reached as low as -12 degrees Celsius last week.

Merry Christmas to you Saboin 🎉

Thank you very much! And a merry Christmas to you, too!

Thanks for your creativity post in the blurt.

Hi I'm new on blurt and your post us the first one I came across which is in English. Can you drop a comment as to what to do as a newbie here

Great work on improving the Blurt system. Hopefully this development will make Blurt even stronger.

Your post is very good for blut users.and I wait your next post.@sabion

Thanks for your update on blurt infrastructure upgrades, i really learnt enough.

Since the RPC that I put up is not accessible to the public, it should be able to handle its job without a problem.

Thank you for securing the sovereign state of affairs on Blurt in the net neutrality debacle @saboin. The effort is not unnoticed.

Thank you @eastmael for your contribution to the security of transactions on the Blurt network.

Thank you @rycharde for the landing page for me to direct all the noobs to who will be asking as soon as I mention how much ROI there is on blurt.

Wow very useful article that you have posted I have learned something wonderful

Hi @saboin,

Is there someway we can make a simple but quick cell phone app for posting, commenting and upvoting?

when we move to cosmos?

Very detailed explanation even as new user this post has helped me understand more about blurt. Great job

very useful information

thanks for your time x

Great 👍

Many thanks for your information @saboin

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Great job

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Thanks so much for this wonderful information. I will ensure to partake in the activities here.

Thank you very much for taking a very good initiative

Thanks for your information dear. :)

We were waiting for this. Special thanks to you for this.

Thank you for your hard work at Blurt....

Blurt really have all the potential to do do better in the market and I believe it will!
Thank you for the Update Sir.

alhamdulillah, hopefully the problem of access that occurs is easily resolved. Thank you to the team in it.

BLURT is getting better and better,Good luck in extending your hand of cooperation.thank you so much.

Thank you.

Congratulations, you are doing an excellent job, thank you for all the dedication. I feel all the improvements, now we have better support against any unexpected. This is very good news.
Blurt will keep getting better, thanks to the blurt team for their efforts.I support all blurt users.

Love from pakistan its a very good step thanks siir @saboin

Great and nice one, good to go

Welcome to my side. @saboin
You are always there to support us.
Always letting us know the updated news.
Good luck in extending your hand of cooperation.

Congratulations @saboin and all entire team.. 👏👏

Thank you best of luck ❤️😘❤️.

Congratulations @saboin and the entire team, you are doing an excellent job, thank you for all the dedication. I love seeing all the improvements, now we have better support against any unexpected. This is very good news.

Blurt will keep getting better, thanks to the blurt team for their efforts

good to see blurt doing well

This is informative. Thanks😊

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Hopefully this will be a great solution for the recent downtime.

I'm not sure who was responsible for the redirect to Twitter, but I wanted to thank the team for listening to the complaints of the last year on leaving us in the dark when we would go down. The speed with which the foundation took measures to inform us was impressive. Thank you.

I'm not sure if it is related to this or not, but starting early this morning I find myself unable to find my blog here at Blurt Blog on search. It only offers me Hive links which are a year or more older now. One post I had was first in search (a Blurt/Hive comparison) for many months, even last week when I checked. Now no search engine thinks it exists.

I'm hopeful this is due to the upgrade and will fix itself, and not from a more nefarious reason. I say this because I find it not so convenient that in the last week, nodes went down, one is hard pressed to find Blurt at Hive Engine and must jump through hoops and now search is being affected.

I urge everyone to save the link to their blog instead of relying on search. For security reasons this is best anyway, as you know you can trust the link you saved.

I have no dev skills to contribute so I am pumping the Robinia swap pools full of liquidity.

What a great update am happy for this, good news

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BLURT is getting better and better! Thank you so much!

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Thanks for the update.
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Thanks for the update man 👍
I noticed that when upvoting a post, in 50% of the time, the vote doesn't "pass" and I have to revote again...
A temporary issue?

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Well, uh, thanks...even if I didn't use your upvote tool 😂

Rogue bot much lol

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I'll have to track down the issue with that. It could be the reverse proxy/load balancer that is causing the problem. I'm not 100% sure where the issue happens.

  ·  6 months ago (edited)

You change/adapt something? Right now (touch wood 😁) it seems to work well...

EDIT: hmm...talked to soon...Transaction broadcast error.

Yeah. It seems to happen at random that a node will either not respond or it will respond with an empty reply. I do get the same errors from Hive nodes when I look at the logs for my auto-vote bot, so I think it might be a quirk of graphene nodes in general. I'm not sure if it happens more with Blurt nodes or not.

I also have a bot running on both chaines... in my case it happens more on Blurt. On hive it's mostly in the weekends...I suppose when some amateur-programmers (like me 😂) have time to work on their scripts 😂

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I was waiting to read your next post.your post is very good.and necessary for blurt users.@sobin

Well done
Great job

You did a good job.

I experienced the issue where the text for my previous post was still in the post editor even after I had posted it successfully. Now clear.

The text for my previous post was useful in the post editor even after I had posted it successfully. That was because I had to post a similar contents. Ha ha ha. That is okay now.

The text for my previous post was useful in the post editor even after I had posted it successfully

We will eventually add templates and snippets to help in situations where you like to reuse certain parts in all your posts.

Thanks in advance. Have a nice day.

Dunno if quicker to code, but adding a signature text box would be useful to some :-)

Yeah. That one could stay the same between posts. It would be your post's footer. I like that idea.

Very good for adding RPC servers, considering that Blurt users are increasing every day, I really hope that RPC capacity will increase in the future, so that something like yesterday doesn't happen again.

We were waiting for this update after reading that post. All is work well now. I thank @megadrive @saboin for this.

This information is really needed for us as a blurt user.
I hope this kinds of helpful and full of informative more and more content we will get from you next time

All the best dear.
Feeling better meet with you and your content.

Well that's a big relief, thanks for upgrading

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  ·  6 months ago (edited)

Thank you @saboin

  ·  6 months ago (edited)

Thanks you very mucho for the update for all of us!, am puting on consideration to create an RPC server myself one of this days, Thanks for the specs.

@saboin sir.Congretulation for you. Today, the Blood Platform has gone a long way for great people like you. We hope that in the future, with your tireless work and cooperation, Blood will go a long way and your support is very important to us because we started our journey and the information you provided is very important to us.

Thank you very much brother Alim.
We all have to work together and move forward.

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Yeah! You are right sir! We were facing some problems, even blurt blog was not opening altogether one night but now no issue is occurring. As always you have done a great job.So, many credits go to you.
And a lot thanks to @tekraze bro for tackling the issue, @eastmael sir for updating the list of known exchanges in the wallet app and @rycharde sir for updating the FAQ page!

Wow, I love to see blurt improving, great job<3

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Wow.. A lot of update to make blurt better than before. Thanks for you and all blurt team for your hard work and keep us informed about blurt update.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Great work. Thanks for sharing. We need more rpc servers to increase reliability.

Thank you for your working :)

What's the new and old specs for the node?

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The main RPC cluster has four of these behind a Caddy reverse proxy/load balancer.

Old specs:

  • 3 vCores
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 80 GB SSD

New specs:

  • 4 vCores
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 160 GB SSD

Yeah its really nice specifications. Hope it will works faster and bring more @saboin

Do you know how many different network providors and datacenters are used by the public nodes?

The ones run by the foundation are in Finland. Mine is in the US. Some are in Germany. I think a lot of them are on Contabo because it's the best deal around. Some are on Hetzner.

That's what I was scared of(little diversity). Would you be able to let me know the data usage(TBs transferred) by your and the main public node so I can see where I should put one up to help increase diversity on network providors.

It's really great. Nice to meet you. Nice to have a nice operating system in front of us. Hopefully we'll get some new updates from you next time.

Congratulations ❤️♥️❤️ lucky

Thanks for the update.

Great! Thank you very much!

thanks a lot for your services I like the update

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Excellent, @saboin.