For Storage Nodes
Multinode Dashboard Payout Overview
If a customer requests a download but doesn’t execute the download we end up with a high amount of allocated traffic but a low amount of settled traffic. We use settled traffic for invoices and the allocated traffic for customer download limits. This difference is sometimes confusing to customers especially when they hit the download limit while the billing page is showing a fraction of that. We are working on improving the user experience. The first part is included in this release. If a user requests a download but doesn’t execute it we will still count that against the download limit for 48 hours. After 3 days we will reduce the download limit back to the settled traffic that the storage nodes have submitted in the meantime.
We have another improvement for a future release planned. If a customer requests a tiny part out of a big file we allocated traffic for a full segment. The customer doesn’t need to request the entire file and can download a tiny part of it. A useful feature to support video streaming for example. Storage nodes submit orders usually within 2 hours. We want to reduce the unused allocated traffic from the download limit with a future release.
The satellite UI is using a different data source for allocated traffic. The limit in the backend will be correct but the satellite UI will still show the old numbers (reset at the end of the month and not after 3 days). That bug has currently a low priority and I don’t expect a fix anytime soon. → Let us know if we should increase the priority.