IPFS reprovider strategy with active ipfs cluster


my question is about ipfs configuration in a private network. All Nodes are connected to each other (around 20) and everyone has an active ipfs-clsuter in front of them.

Can i turn the reprovider strategy off? Because when a file is added it will be automatically pinned and made available within all the nodes. So basically everyone has the file pinned at the moment and the nodes don’t have to provide their available hashes.

Is this correct?


Yes, that’s correct. The provider, and by extension reprovider, mechanisms are useful for finding new peers when none of your existing peers have the content you want. If all of your nodes are already peers, then the providing/reproviding isn’t necessary.