Technology : VPS in Australia. How does betangel route traffic?

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johnsheppard
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:57 am

Hello there,

I am BetAngel newbie and I am in the market for a VPS. However, I was wondering, how does betangel route traffic? Does it always go to the UK end point or does it go to the Australian end point if you have an IP from australia?

Does betangel route through their servers, or is all the communication direct with betfair?

I just wonder whether I should have a VPS in Australia if I am in Australia or whether any VPS will do?

Thanks heaps for any thoughts
John

richbeales
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:05 am

You'll want the VPS to be in the same physical/geographic location as Betfair. The traffic to the betfair API originates from the VPS (or wherever BetAngel is installed).

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Euler
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:29 am

Betfair no longer have an API that is based in Australia now. They used to have a data centre in Tasmania, but that was cut to save costs. So all traffic is rooted through the UK now.

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northbound
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:41 am

So, you should have a UK VPS, which is basically a remote computer with a UK IP address.

Betangel VPS is a UK VPS.

No matter where you are in the world, you connect your computer to the VPS.

On the VPS, you install Betangel.

Betangel connects directly to Betfair servers located in the UK.

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northbound
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:43 am

Your computer —> UK based VPS —> Betangel —> Betfair UK servers

spreadbetting
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:25 am

I thought Betfair's data servers all relocated to Dublin, not sure they'd like to be considered UK based :o

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Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:24 am

spreadbetting wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:25 am
I thought Betfair's data servers all relocated to Dublin, not sure they'd like to be considered UK based :o
Geolocation providers have conflicting information about the betfair IPs. I have not found a significant difference in ping times between a VPS in Dublin and in London.

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johnsheppard
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:34 am

Thanks Guys, really appreciate the advice.

Would Betfair care that I would have a UK based IP address? or for them its a non issue? I know that I have had to use a non-australia proxied IP address in the past in order to bet in-play due to legislation in australia....they didnt complain about that...

Thank you once again

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Euler
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:39 am

There are a lot of Aussie customers that do this, to my knowledge none have had any problems.

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johnsheppard
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:59 pm

Euler wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:39 am
There are a lot of Aussie customers that do this, to my knowledge none have had any problems.
Thank you. Sounds like the UK is the place to get a VPS then.

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