I made a new mastodon instance couple of days and I’m trying to figure out how can I federate with other relays. I have added the following relay URLs:
Both with status:
Waiting for relay's approval
Happy for any suggestion or help.
Sorry I meant this (default) relay:
joinmastodon is no longer running a relay.
I don’t know what the status of @hugogameiro’s relay is whoops, i was confusing mastodon.host and masto.host. I meant to tag gled, who doesn’t appear to have an account on here
I don’t have any Relay running and don’t plan having one anytime soon.
Are there any relays up and running?
What are the requirements for running a relay?
BTW, all other mastodon instances how do they federated with each other?
once some user from your server start to follow a next server, it’s starts federating with this one, and this all over the fediverse
The relay at
https://relay.joinmastodon.org/inbox is not running from what I have been told.
The two we have that are running are
We just launched so will be trying others as well.
A list can be found here
With relay you can get huge amount of toots although its doesnt help much and your database will fill up fast too
I just started a relay at https://relay.fediverse.us/inbox I’d love for people to join. It’s still small, but since you can add more than one relay anyways I was hoping people would add it to their instances!
There just doesn’t seem like a lot of relays out there so I was worried about what would happen if one went down. Redundancy is key, so I hope people will start using more than one!
UPDATE - we are now at nearly 4000 outside followers with 56 members…
the relay.mastodon.host/inbox never kicked in so we deleted it
relay.social.seattle,wa.us/inbox we a bit much for our group so we deleted that one
have gone a couple of months wo relays
just implemented https://relay.fediverse.us/inbox and it kicked in immediately, will hv to see what it brings to our board…
yes the relays aren’t particularly great if you aren’t ready for a lot of traffic, but my main goals were getting a more complete federation timeline without regard to storage or topics (mine’s a generalistic instance)
IMO the main problem with Mastodon is it’s so hard to discover other instances on new installs. It’s a shame mastodon.social isn’t a member of any relays anymore, that’s what this network really needs.
Looks like your relay stopped (though nginx is still running). Maybe you need to disable selinux?
what is the theme of this relay
Language specific: hence English-only.
there seems to be a problem with your relay URL, I tried to add and it said “I’m sorry somethingis wrong on our end” I have one relay so far.
What is your theme , what do you focus on
would be nice to have an active directory of instances and make it searchable by theme ie: Technology, science, astronomy, …