I had a question for all the experienced validators in the community. I apologize if this question has already been asked and answered. I searched for past topics/posts but I couldn’t find any.
Are the odds of randomly getting your vnode selected for an epoch weighted differently for nodes with unique IP addresses compared to notes hosted off of the same IP but different port numbers?
For example, imagine a scenario where you have four nodes (A, B, C and D) - all hosted from the same IP but ports 9334, 9335, 9336 and 9337. All four nodes are hosted off a powerful dedicated server with 16 cores, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD and Unlimited Bandwidth.
Now imagine another scenario where you have four nodes (E, F, G and H) - all hosted on 4 different VPS servers, with unique IP addresses. These four nodes are hosted off separate VPS servers each with a configuration of 4 cores, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD and Unlimited Bandwidth.
While selection of a vnode for staking is random, would the odds of nodes A, B, C or D be the same as the odds for E, F, G or H? Or would one have better odds than the other?
Likewise, are there any other criteria that ties to preferential selection of a vnode? (like geographic location of the server/country, performance history, server uptime, past staking history/rewards, etc.)