voting policyfor the network when they initiated it and it is N2 where n stands for a number of block producers in the consortium. The voting policy determines the basic rules for all proposal voting on the network. The voting policy includes the percentage of votes required to pass the proposal, and the duration before the vote expires.
21 Block Producersin the consortium. One proposer is producing block
every 5 secondsand the role of the proposer moves on to the next producer in the sequence. For more Read Consensus
sentry node architecture. Block Producer should only connect to full-nodes they trust because they operate them themselves or are run by other block producers they know socially. A block producer will typically run in a data centre. Most data centres provide direct links to the networks of major cloud providers. The block producer can use those links to connect to sentry nodes in the cloud. This shifts the burden of denial-of-service from the producer's node directly to its sentry nodes and may require new sentry nodes be spun up or activated to mitigate attacks on existing ones.