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Newly Added Parameters

&relay

Forces TURN relay server into use.

Aliases

  • &private

  • &piracy

Details

Forcing relay mode is provided for testing and emergency purposes. It will increase latency; sometimes by a lot.

Alternatives to relay mode include:

  • Using wired Ethernet instead of Wi-Fi will also reduce packet loss.

  • A VPN service, like Speedify, will likely be better than using a TURN server.

Uses of relay mode include:

  • Can potentially reduce packet loss with some guests on bad connections

  • Has the advantage of hiding your IP address from peers.

You can deploy your own TURN server if intending to use this feature a lot.

Please feel free to donate to OBS.Ninja to help support the provided TURN servers. Current TURN servers are deployed in North America and Germany. TCP/UDP on port 443.

More information on what is TURN here.