New instance connecting with other relays?

#1

Hi,

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:
https://relay.mastodon.host/inbox
https://relay.joinmastodon.org/inbox

Both with status: Waiting for relay's approval

Happy for any suggestion or help.

#2
  1. those are both the same relay
  2. i think that relay is down at the moment. see Where are the relays? for more info
#3

Sorry I meant this (default) relay: https://relay.joinmastodon.org/inbox.

#4

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

#5

I don’t have any Relay running and don’t plan having one anytime soon.

#6

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?

#7

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

#8

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
https://relay.mastodon.host/inbox

We just launched so will be trying others as well.
A list can be found here
https://fediverse.network/activityrelay

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#9

With relay you can get huge amount of toots although its doesnt help much and your database will fill up fast too

#10

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!

#11

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…

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#12

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.