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Self-hosting restrictions

Posted By: Vincent Sylvester
Posted On: 2019-02-04 02:24 PM
At a time where some grids elect to charge per connected region we also face some consideration regarding the self-hosting on ZetaWorlds. Specifically since we have recently dealt with some abusive region owners breaching our terms and community guidelines. As I am very much against charging a "flatrate" for region connections on an "open" grid such as ZetaWorlds, said occurrences offer us some reason for concern. We do not wish this to be seen as a form of capital punishment for those properly following our community and self-hosting guidelines, but at the same time we have a directive that we still aim to fulfill in regards to the overall performance of the grid. This includes identifying potential problems and reducing their impact before they become a major burden on the grids performance and stability. A slight reduction in the amount of self-hosted regions connected to grid seems to be the best option at the moment. It ensures both good quality of service of the remaining regions and will prevent us from requiring a "flatrate" fee for self-hosted regions in the near future.

The new restriction for free members is 18 equivalent normal sized regions configured on a single OpenSim/ZetaSim instance(simulator).

The updated rules can be found here.

This new restriction is enforced manually at the moment, based around the http and InternalPort parameters of the registered region. We will start removing regions in breach in the near future, but want to give you all some time to remove any regions and simulators beforehand. Should any of you have questions or concern regarding the rules or the new restrictions you can contact us inworld via the online indicators on Welcome, we will get back to you.

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