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Expected traffic to the mqtt{1 to 128}.victronenergy.com server farm?

I am running Venus-large and have a fairly extensive Node-Red flow consisting of about 100 nodes. My router is reporting a permanent TCP/IP session with one of the mqtt{1 to 128}.victronenergy.com servers with constant traffic of just over 10 kbit/s upload and just under 1 kbit/s download. This seems high to me but maybe it's because of my 100-node flow. Is this level of traffic to be expected?

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Are your nodes access the local MQTT? Are you sending keep alive messages? If so you will see a lot of MQTT traffic as it is sending everything to VRM, it is better to use the Victron Dbus nodes.

Thanks @shaneyake . I am using an external MQTT broker – Mosquitto on a Raspberry Pi. My nodes are not making use of the local broker, unless the Victron Dbus nodes are using it.

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It turns out that the constant 10 kbps traffic occurs when there is a browser window open to vrm.victronenergy.com. With this window closed the constant traffic stops.

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