Let’s create a routing LND node, part 12 - Should I close some channels?

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Just a short update today. Some more routing happened - 11 payments routed, but they all used the same in and out channels. Interesting to watch.

I still have too many unbalanced channels, and they tend to have cascading problems. Because they’re unbalanced in my channel, this increases the likelihood they’re unbalanced with their other channels, which means rebalancing or loop payments are more likely to fail too. So they’re unbalanced and they tend to remain unbalanced.

On one hand, I’m minded to close channels that consistently fail like this.

On the other hand, these nodes may be the ones most in need of the inbound liquidity my unbalanced channel provides.

On the gripping hand, if there’s no evidence they’re using that inbound liquidity it might be better applied elsewhere.

I still haven’t closed any channels, and Loop Out did succeed with a couple of channels today where it failed yesterday. But I am actively considering closing some channels.

Here’s the latest report:

OpinionatedGeek ⚡ - synced: ✅

Total Balance: 47,580,837 satoshi, Wallet: 17,474,906 satoshi (17,474,906 satoshi/0 satoshi)

Fees: 10 this month, 8 this week, 5 today

Channels: 16 active, 6 inactive, 0 pending, containing: 30,105,931 satoshi

Version: 0.6.1-beta commit=v0.6.1-beta-dirty

URI: 023c5b5667b16cd7fcca5591a8c0f47beb76c9405e16a4f2d6b42c7b9904a7f0e6@95.179.191.59:9735

Pending:

None.

Unbalanced - High:

✅ 👪 BitMEXResearch: 631655136611991552 (Last update: 11:54 BST on Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Pubkey: 0395033b252c6f40e3756984162d68174e2bd8060a129c0d3462a9370471c6d28f

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1+10/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝] 979,886 / 0 [capacity: 1,000,000]

✅ 👪 ln.taborsky.cz: 632189499363622912 (Last update: 20:00 BST on Thursday, 9 May 2019)

Pubkey: 0265fae305778b7cb157365f70cf3a2047d2cad5c1ccc5f550c6d8a033084a8ea5

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+1/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝] 979,886 / 0 [capacity: 1,000,000]

⭕ 👪 1ML.com node ALPHA: 632050960770990080 (Last update: 12:03 BST on Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Pubkey: 0217890e3aad8d35bc054f43acc00084b25229ecff0ab68debd82883ad65ee8266

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+1/144

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝] 979,875 / 0 [capacity: 1,000,000]

⭕ 👪 hirish-ln: 632189499363557376 (Last update: 15:54 BST on Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Pubkey: 036d81bb87af589f949dec53af1b3121c84048d0913eb56945cbbb62c5cb4fcb6f

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+1/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝] 979,875 / 0 [capacity: 1,000,000]

✅ 👪 VIX18: 632187300238983168 (Last update: 05:21 BST on Thursday, 9 May 2019)

Pubkey: 03f8ab9b7496be92ce370e0224661d5d2de80bca8f505d66f1226d0e6002007d2a

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+100/144

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝] 979,875 / 0 [capacity: 1,000,000]

✅ 👪 ECRYPTO[LND]: 632502860122357761 (Last update: 04:45 BST on Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Pubkey: 03d40870a931fe2e978f01b26117b64d15d68119f2840c30f1b69b59955b1e7846

Fees: 1,000+1/40 / 1,000+1/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝] 979,875 / 0 [capacity: 1,000,000]

✅ 👪 SLL: 632187300239048704 (Last update: 16:49 BST on Tuesday, 7 May 2019)

Pubkey: 039401f72bc0d40efb58b01de15527a2a5ae1943d7c29067b725a1467a93c7e66f

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+1/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝] 979,875 / 0 [capacity: 1,000,000]

✅ 👪 rompert.com🔵: 631590265456623616 (Last update: 14:38 BST on Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Pubkey: 02ad6fb8d693dc1e4569bcedefadf5f72a931ae027dc0f0c544b34c1c6f3b9a02b

Fees: 0+10/40 / 0+1/144

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥕🥕] 889,585 / 90,300 [capacity: 1,000,000]

✅ 👪 021c97a90a411ff2b10d: 632366520641650689 (Last update: 23:27 BST on Thursday, 9 May 2019)

Pubkey: 021c97a90a411ff2b10dc2a8e32de2f29d2fa49d41bfbb52bd416e460db0747d0d

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+1/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥕🥕🥕] 13,317,137 / 3,439,952 [capacity: 16,777,215]

✅ 👪 LightningPowerUsers.com: 631590265456689152 (Last update: 15:50 BST on Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Pubkey: 0331f80652fb840239df8dc99205792bba2e559a05469915804c08420230e23c7c

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+1/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥕🥕🥕] 777,799 / 202,075 [capacity: 1,000,000]

Unbalanced - Low:

⭕ 🚶 03f175627ecd2b736fdd: 631605658598703105 (Last update: 15:20 BST on Friday, 3 May 2019)

Pubkey: 03f175627ecd2b736fdd29f40414c02169716f884b4b45762483142ed81834141c

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+1/40

Balances: [🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕] 96,416 / 1,027,723 [capacity: 1,144,265]

All Channels:

✅ 👪 BitMEXResearch: 631655136611991552 (Last update: 11:54 BST on Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Pubkey: 0395033b252c6f40e3756984162d68174e2bd8060a129c0d3462a9370471c6d28f

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1+10/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝] 979,886 / 0 [capacity: 1,000,000]

✅ 👪 ln.taborsky.cz: 632189499363622912 (Last update: 20:00 BST on Thursday, 9 May 2019)

Pubkey: 0265fae305778b7cb157365f70cf3a2047d2cad5c1ccc5f550c6d8a033084a8ea5

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+1/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝] 979,886 / 0 [capacity: 1,000,000]

⭕ 👪 1ML.com node ALPHA: 632050960770990080 (Last update: 12:03 BST on Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Pubkey: 0217890e3aad8d35bc054f43acc00084b25229ecff0ab68debd82883ad65ee8266

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+1/144

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝] 979,875 / 0 [capacity: 1,000,000]

⭕ 👪 hirish-ln: 632189499363557376 (Last update: 15:54 BST on Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Pubkey: 036d81bb87af589f949dec53af1b3121c84048d0913eb56945cbbb62c5cb4fcb6f

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+1/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝] 979,875 / 0 [capacity: 1,000,000]

✅ 👪 VIX18: 632187300238983168 (Last update: 05:21 BST on Thursday, 9 May 2019)

Pubkey: 03f8ab9b7496be92ce370e0224661d5d2de80bca8f505d66f1226d0e6002007d2a

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+100/144

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝] 979,875 / 0 [capacity: 1,000,000]

✅ 👪 ECRYPTO[LND]: 632502860122357761 (Last update: 04:45 BST on Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Pubkey: 03d40870a931fe2e978f01b26117b64d15d68119f2840c30f1b69b59955b1e7846

Fees: 1,000+1/40 / 1,000+1/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝] 979,875 / 0 [capacity: 1,000,000]

✅ 👪 SLL: 632187300239048704 (Last update: 16:49 BST on Tuesday, 7 May 2019)

Pubkey: 039401f72bc0d40efb58b01de15527a2a5ae1943d7c29067b725a1467a93c7e66f

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+1/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝] 979,875 / 0 [capacity: 1,000,000]

✅ 👪 rompert.com🔵: 631590265456623616 (Last update: 14:38 BST on Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Pubkey: 02ad6fb8d693dc1e4569bcedefadf5f72a931ae027dc0f0c544b34c1c6f3b9a02b

Fees: 0+10/40 / 0+1/144

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥕🥕] 889,585 / 90,300 [capacity: 1,000,000]

✅ 👪 021c97a90a411ff2b10d: 632366520641650689 (Last update: 23:27 BST on Thursday, 9 May 2019)

Pubkey: 021c97a90a411ff2b10dc2a8e32de2f29d2fa49d41bfbb52bd416e460db0747d0d

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+1/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥕🥕🥕] 13,317,137 / 3,439,952 [capacity: 16,777,215]

✅ 👪 LightningPowerUsers.com: 631590265456689152 (Last update: 15:50 BST on Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Pubkey: 0331f80652fb840239df8dc99205792bba2e559a05469915804c08420230e23c7c

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+1/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥕🥕🥕] 777,799 / 202,075 [capacity: 1,000,000]

✅ 👪 Bitrefill.com: 631589165900038144 (Last update: 18:54 BST on Saturday, 11 May 2019)

Pubkey: 030c3f19d742ca294a55c00376b3b355c3c90d61c6b6b39554dbc7ac19b141c14f

Fees: 0+10/40 / 4,000+20/144

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥕🥕🥕🥕] 2,697,821 / 1,282,053 [capacity: 4,000,000]

✅ 👪 Sagittarius A: 632050960773152769 (Last update: 14:52 BST on Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Pubkey: 03a503d8e30f2ff407096d235b5db63b4fcf3f89a653acb6f43d3fc492a7674019

Fees: 0+10/40 / 0+1/30

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥕🥕🥕🥕] 679,873 / 300,001 [capacity: 1,000,000]

✅ 👪 powernode.io: 631589165899972608 (Last update: 15:55 BST on Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Pubkey: 02809e936f0e82dfce13bcc47c77112db068f569e1db29e7bf98bcdd68b838ee84

Fees: 0+10/40 / 0+100/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕] 987,824 / 992,061 [capacity: 2,000,000]

✅ 👪 CoinGate: 631562777641943040 (Last update: 15:54 BST on Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Pubkey: 0242a4ae0c5bef18048fbecf995094b74bfb0f7391418d71ed394784373f41e4f3

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+1/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕] 497,818 / 482,056 [capacity: 1,000,000]

✅ 👪 ACINQ: 632050960761552897 (Last update: 15:06 BST on Friday, 10 May 2019)

Pubkey: 03864ef025fde8fb587d989186ce6a4a186895ee44a926bfc370e2c366597a3f8f

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+100/144

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕] 494,149 / 485,725 [capacity: 1,000,000]

✅ 👪 kornpow: 632376416256983040 (Last update: 18:17 BST on Wednesday, 8 May 2019)

Pubkey: 03077d02d11d2ade200c7fc5ba4fc66c1c599424fb945e88b3896fee6eedc07147

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+1/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕] 494,148 / 485,726 [capacity: 1,000,000]

⭕ 👪 LightningTo.Me: 632050960802447360 (Last update: 00:45 BST on Friday, 10 May 2019)

Pubkey: 03bb88ccc444534da7b5b64b4f7b15e1eccb18e102db0e400d4b9cfe93763aa26d

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+1/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝] 489,395 / 0 [capacity: 1,000,000]

✅ 👪 blackgold: 632112533487681536 (Last update: 12:32 BST on Friday, 10 May 2019)

Pubkey: 02f40890af885da4673f0ee9725ee74bb2c66d6491cc4334056a2701057993e61d

Fees: 0+10/40 / 250+10/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝] 489,361 / 0 [capacity: 1,000,000]

✅ 👪 ln1.satoshilabs.com: 631652937637363712 (Last update: 12:15 BST on Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Pubkey: 0279c22ed7a068d10dc1a38ae66d2d6461e269226c60258c021b1ddcdfe4b00bc4

Fees: 0+10/40 / 0+1,000/144

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕] 487,319 / 492,555 [capacity: 1,000,000]

⭕ 👪 lightning-roulette.com: 631563877105729536 (Last update: 04:45 BST on Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Pubkey: 031678745383bd273b4c3dbefc8ffbf4847d85c2f62d3407c0c980430b3257c403

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+1/40

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕] 477,827 / 502,058 [capacity: 1,000,000]

⭕ 👪 ln.BitSoapBox.com: 632113632926957568 (Last update: 14:44 BST on Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Pubkey: 021607cfce19a4c5e7e6e738663dfafbbbac262e4ff76c2c9b30dbeefc35c00643

Fees: 0+10/40 / 220+21/144

Balances: [🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝🥝] 370,312 / 0 [capacity: 1,000,000]

⭕ 🚶 03f175627ecd2b736fdd: 631605658598703105 (Last update: 15:20 BST on Friday, 3 May 2019)

Pubkey: 03f175627ecd2b736fdd29f40414c02169716f884b4b45762483142ed81834141c

Fees: 0+10/40 / 1,000+1/40

Balances: [🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕] 96,416 / 1,027,723 [capacity: 1,144,265]

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