The XRP Ledger's peer-to-peer protocol automatically manages peer connections in most cases. In some cases, you may want to manually adjust which peers your server connects to, to maximize your server's availability and connectivity with the rest of the network.
If you run multiple servers in the same datacenter, you may want to cluster them to improve efficiency. You can use reserved peer slots for servers you don't run but want to stay connected to, such as important hubs in the topology of the peer-to-peer network. For other peers, the server can automatically find peers and manage its connections, although you may occasionally want to intervene to block a peer that's behaving undesirably.
Set up a group of servers that share work for higher efficiency.
- Configure a Private Server
Set up a server to connect only to specific, trusted peers.
- Configure the Peer Crawler
Configure how much information your rippled server reports publicly about its status and peers.
- Forward Ports for Peering
Configure your firewall to allow incoming peers to your rippled server.
- Manually Connect to a Specific Peer
Connect your rippled server to a specific peer.
- Set Maximum Number of Peers
Set the maximum number of peers your rippled server connects to.
- Use a Peer Reservation
Set up a more reliable connection to a specific peer using a peer reservation.