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Good day.

I guess this a Feature Request? I think the port-reservation website should let us pick a "pool" (a city) and then suggest a server automatically; even better if it looks at which port we want and then picks a server that doesn't have that port already reserved.Here is why I'd like this:

  1. When you connect to a "pool" the VPN client picks a server randomly from that pool.
  2. This means that on average, every server in the pool will have the same load - the same number of users using it.
  3. However, if 1000 people have reserved ports on Server A, then we can expect that particular server to have, on a bad day, 1000 more people using it, since TorGuard graciously lets us pick which server we connect to (you can "pin" a server in the client, or even multiple ones if you want.)
  4. So if I were to want to pick a server for my own port forwards, I'd want the server with the least amount of people already reserving ports on it
  5. Because that particular server should be the one with the least load, on average.

 

As it is, I can't really pick any server over any another in the same pool, since they all ping about the same - I can't tell which has the least load. This should also benefit TorGuard, helping to distribute load across servers more evenly.

Regards,

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6 hours ago, TheProphecy said:

Good day.

I guess this a Feature Request? I think the port-reservation website should let us pick a "pool" (a city) and then suggest a server automatically; even better if it looks at which port we want and then picks a server that doesn't have that port already reserved.Here is why I'd like this:

  1. When you connect to a "pool" the VPN client picks a server randomly from that pool.
  2. This means that on average, every server in the pool will have the same load - the same number of users using it.
  3. However, if 1000 people have reserved ports on Server A, then we can expect that particular server to have, on a bad day, 1000 more people using it, since TorGuard graciously lets us pick which server we connect to (you can "pin" a server in the client, or even multiple ones if you want.)
  4. So if I were to want to pick a server for my own port forwards, I'd want the server with the least amount of people already reserving ports on it
  5. Because that particular server should be the one with the least load, on average.

 

As it is, I can't really pick any server over any another in the same pool, since they all ping about the same - I can't tell which has the least load. This should also benefit TorGuard, helping to distribute load across servers more evenly.

Regards,

 

Thanks for your suggestions, we are working to improve port forwards and will take note :)

Regards

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