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Making Bitcoin Core 0.12.0 maximize by bandwidth

Bitcoin Core 0.12.0 added many bandwidth (e.g., maxuploadtarget) and rate limiting (e.g., with maxmempool) features. I have maxuploadtarget set to 0 (default; unlimited), yet I used to get several ...
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Quantity of traffic on test network

I want to begin experimenting with bitcoin. I notice the estimated upload traffic for the real bitcoin network is around 200 GB per month. That's too much for an experiment. How much traffic per month ...
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How much data traffic does participating in P2Pool mining cause?

In an earlier question we learned some rough numbers about how much data does regular pool mining use. However, I wonder how much data is typically used when one is mining in a P2Pool?
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Monitor bitcoind node traffic?

I was wondering how I would go about measuring the traffic being used on my network for the bitcoind node I am running. It's running on the standard 8333 port, using linux as the OS. I was looking ...
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Unable to limit tcp bandwidth using tc in QoS for localhost

I am trying to connect few bitcoind instance running on different ports on my local machine and control the bandwidth between those connections. I used the tc utility as following: #network interface ...
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Controlling bitcoind connection bandwidth

The bitcoin github repo has a bash script given to control the flow of outbound traffic by using the bash script given on : https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/contrib/qos/tc.sh I am ...
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Does bitcoin mining need a lot of internet bandwidth [duplicate]

I'm going to be a bitcoin miner and my question is does it require a lot of internet bandwidth to mine with a pool ?? I'm gonna use guiminer with slush's pool I have 1MB dsl is it enough ???
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Is 250mb/month enough bandwidth to support the internet needs of 4 mining rigs?

So this question was posed in 2011; I figure by now there may be slightly different factors at work, but mainly I ask if i can use a prepaid hotspot plan for 250mb to connect 4 sp20 mining rigs each ...
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Bandwidth speed for Bitcoin mining? [duplicate]

I think to setup an ASIC Ant Miner in my university apartment. I am new to Bitcoin mining and since the university network does block any Bitcoin related connections I was thinking to use my ...
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Does synchronization takes such long time for first time or every time when syncing?

My internet bandwidth is around 10 - 20 KB/s. If I could sync with it for the first time then no problem. If I should need to sync it every time when opening it then it's really a big problem for me.
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Stratum and Load Balancer

Does the Stratum protocol works well with the stratum servers behind a load balancer? My impression is that each request from the client may hit a different stratum server and eventaully ends up ...
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Requirements for a Bitcoin Miner Data & Bandwidth needs [duplicate]

Can someone elaborate on the other aspects of a Bitcoin miner set up / rig's needs, things such as the amount of data in MB's per day it can get through in getting and sending, if your asymmetrical ...
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Effect of internet connection speed on solo mining [duplicate]

I have a set of PCs hasing at 100 kH/s and currently the network difficulty is 2674.36329706. My power usage is 200 W, and as per ...
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Will mining Bitcoin slow or stop other computers on my home network?

Will mining Bitcoin slow or stop other computers on my home network? My son wants to set up a computer to mine Bitcoin but I have a daughter that attends a virtual school and uses the internet. I have ...
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bitcond and bitcoin-Qt system configuration and bandwidth requirements

What is the best operating system configuration for a computer to run (bitcoind or bitcoin-Qt) and (BFGminer or CGMiner) under Linux, assuming that it will be connected to a 3 Terrahash mining rig on ...
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How much data traffic does participating in Bitcoin mining cause?

I have a limited amount of data included in my internet plan. If I exceed that limit I get charged extra. So, before signing up for Bitcoin, I'd like to know whether Bitcoin mining causes a lot of ...
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Bandwidth required for Bitcoin going global?

Something that I feel might be the obstacle against Bitcoin going global -- but which I've never seen anyone mention -- is this: If Bitcoin goes global, I think it's possible that the number of ...
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What would be the second greatest bottleneck in the mining process? after the hash generation of course.

Lets pretend theres a fantasy world where I can produce an infinite amount of hashes no time at all... What is the next biggest bottleneck for bitcoin mining? Is it the bitcoin client? Is the client ...
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What is the bandwidth of the standard bitcoin client as at August 2013?

A question about bandwidth was asked and answered in Nov 2011... we are now Aug 2013 and the usage of bitcoin has grown enormously since then. So just as an update to that question I ask it again ...
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What are the alternatives to downloading the 6GB block chain?

I hail from a state where bandwidth is yet at a premium. Typical download speeds, in my experience as a dialup ADSL user, range from 10KBps up to 70KBps. Inclement weather may cause packet loss if not ...
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BitMinter - At what data rate communication happens between the BitMinter java client and the server?

Looking for how many KB or MB transferred each way every second or minute, whatever is appropriate. I am using a Macbook Pro and using GPU mining.
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How can I limit bandwidth usage in Bitcoin-qt client?

I've just finished the intial blockchain download/verify in my BitcoinQt client (17 hours..) and I now see that BitcoinQt is happily eating all of my upstream bandwidth. (About 110kByte/sec on my ADSL ...
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What is the average bandwidth used by the default client?

I am asking it because I'd like to install the client in my work office. Is that safe? I know the first time it take a long time downloading about 2 GB or more, but what is the daily normal activity?
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How much internet traffic does a 3.5GH/sec pooled miner use?

The question is clear I think. I used 3.5GH/s because that's what the upcoming ButterflyLabs Jalapeno will run. Assume it's mining for an average mining pool with 3.5GH/s (only bitcoins). I'm ...
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Internet speed required to run the Bitcoin client

What is the rough estimate of internet speed needed to run the standard client? Does a faster Internet connection increase the client performance (by that I mean how fast it updates its blockchain, ...
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What are the bandwidth requirements of a mining rig?

How much bandwidth consumption can I expect per 900 Mhash/s rig (for instance) for both pooled and solo scenarios? I'm looking for a ballpark number for the on going requirements, after the initial ...