No more hiccups, or, maybe just one more…

25 mai 2021  NEWS INSIDE MULLVAD

Being an early adopter comes with its fair share of surprises. So, tomorrow, 26th May, you will be forced to jump between continents and servers while we deploy the latency fix on our Wireguard servers.

When we passed half a million WireGuard keys, we got latency spikes every 10 minutes. In the end, we found out that it was our own scheduled task of removing old keys that caused this latency. Removing keys was about 100 times slower than adding them.

This has now been solved by WireGuard, and we will be rolling out the fix to all our servers tomorrow (26th May).

Since this will cause a short amount of downtime, we would like to ask you to bear with us as we deploy this improvement.

We will roll out the fix as follows:

  1. During the morning (From 06:30 CEST) we will deploy the fix to 25% of our European WireGuard servers at a time, in batches.
  2. During mid-morning (From 10:30 CEST) we will deploy the fix to 25% of our American WireGuard servers at a time, in batches.
  3. During the afternoon (From 12:30 CEST) we will deploy the fix to 50% of all of our Asia and Oceania WireGuard servers, in batches.

Each server will be offline for 10 minutes during the deployment.

Get ready to jump between different servers tomorrow!

 

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