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Experimenting de-centralized grid

OpenSim is supposed to be working with de-centralized server, that’s the goal of a grid, right? So, theorically, I should be able to run a region in a grid, while using another grid’s authentication server. And inventory and assets servers.

OpenSim is supposed to be working with de-centralized server, that’s the goal of a grid, right? So, theorically, I should be able to run a region in a grid, while using another grid’s authentication server. And inventory and assets servers.

This is particularly experimental, some did try before and failed (but HG was not as efficient as today). So we would really appreciate to share our and your thoughts, advices, experiences and ideas. Comment at bottom of the page or mail us (magic@speculoos.worldgudule@speculoos.world).

Why should I do such a fool thing? Imagine you maintain your own grid, and you also maintain some regions in another grid. With hypergrid links from one to other, of course, and some common content.

If you use standard configuration (each region use the hosting grid authentication, inventory and assets servers)

So I came to the idea. What if I use the same auth, inv, and asset server of all my regions, and change the grid/region/gateway settings for the regions that are on another grid. The de-centralized architecture of opensim should permit that. Theorically. Particularly since hypergrid is efficient.

In de-centralization mode:

Of course there are some (already known) issues. And (most annoying) some unknown at this stage.

So, let’s give it a try. I set up a region in OSGrid (called “Belgium Jump”, OSGrid linkHG link) where I only set a few setting with OSGrid values.

The settings

Nearly all settings in GridCommon.ini are set as if the region was in its “home” grid (let’s say, the one hosting auth, inv and assets servers), except a few ones:

As for now, this is working just fine. But we would love if you jump in our region, make some tests and give feedback.

The links

 

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