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What is the “misbehaving” log message?

I was looking my bitcoind log and I saw this message: Misbehaving: 91.230.200.131:8333 (90 -> 100) BAN THRESHOLD EXCEEDED In which cases this message is shown and why? It just a curiosity.
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What is a hallmark node in NXT (nxtcoin)?

What is the purpose of a hallmark node for NXT?
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bitcoind hub-nodes

Why is this page blank? http://blockchain.info/hub-nodes Where can I get a list of reliable peers and look at what fees they charge?
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Why is my new altcoin trying to connect to peers and sees almost 200k blocks remaining?

I downloaded and forked the Blackcoin source code. I changed all of the references to BlackCoin, changed the pszTimestamp string along with the current Unix timestamp. Then, I successfully mined the ...
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How to connect nodes globally?

I am running two altcoin clients on different network, connected by VPN. The addnode command works fine, and nodes connects. But what to do if I want others to connect to my network? The ip addresses ...
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Are transactions verified/checked also by full nodes, or only by miners? [duplicate]

Suppose I create an illegal transaction. Of course the default client won't create or sign such a tx to begin with, but for argument's sake let's say I rigged my software (built a modified version). ...
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Running multiple BTC nodes on separate VMs on the same host machine?

I've got a server running 24/7 with lots of resources left. I want to run a full Bitcoin node, but actually, I thought of running a few virtual machines on it (using virtualbox) and running a full ...
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How to make bitcoind connect to more nodes?

Let's say I have a dedicated server just for my bitcoind and for better reliability and some security reasons I want it to be connected to a much bigger number of nodes than it is willing to do by ...
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If I connect to a specific DogeCoin Node, is it possible to determine the transactions that originate at that node?

I would like to know if it is possible to determine what transactions are originating at a specific node, assuming that I am connected to only that node. This post applies to Bitcoin and DogeCoin as ...
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Does a bitcoin pool appear as one node or multiple nodes to the rest of the network? [duplicate]

I'm guessing that it appears as a single node? For example on http://getaddr.bitnodes.io/?
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Does getaddr.bitnodes.io find all Bitcoin nodes or only one node per mining pool?

Any ideas for finding the number of Bitcoin nodes vs the number of Bitcoin pools? Thank you!
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What piece of code would allow me to check if a block has been found then run an operation?

I am relatively new to C++ and I was wondering if anybody could help me out. I am looking piece of code that will loop until a block is found by a node and then when one is found print a simple output ...
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p2pool inbound connections

I am trying to get inbound connections on my p2pool instance. I currently have 6 outbound connections and the pool is working fine, but I would like to have more connections (might help get a few less ...
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What node implementations and mining pools relay and process 'non-standard' scripts?

Which Bitcoin node implementations, if any, currently relay valid transactions that use so-called 'non-standard' scripts? What proportion of the network is made up of these implementations? What ...
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Is it possible to run bitcoind without downloading the blockchain?

I'm using bitcoind on a project, and I only need to send bitcoins to myself (from one wallet to another), so trust is not a factor. That being said, is there a way to run bitcoind without needing to ...
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How does a bitcoin transaction enter the network?

I am trying to understand Bitcoin at a more fundamental level. I'd like to know how a new transaction enters and propagates across the network? I've read many Bob and Alice type scenarios where it's ...
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When running a mining pool how many (super)nodes should I connect to?

Is it beneficial to connect your *coind instance to multiple supernodes? Or Should I connect to more than the 8 standard peers? Does this potentially improve the amount that could be earned in ...
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How to find a list of all nodes in a p2pool network?

I'm running a p2pool node for cachecoin and see there are more users and hashrate in the overall p2pool network than from the known nodes. Is there a way to get a list of the connected nodes somehow, ...
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Why do my futures keep getting cancelled using BitcoinJ?

I am trying to write an application that queries bitcoin nodes for the results of a particular transaction. I am attempting to imitate FetchTransactions.java, one of the examples that comes with ...
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Block confirmation speed

Based upon any standard you think relevant, how quickly are current blocks being verified for rule-following such as correct balance tallies, true transactions, correct rewards & fees? Is this an ...
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How to setup a DNS Seeds node and a Seed Node (for Litecoin clone)

I'm doing this for study purposes (creating a Litecoin clone). I read somewhere that for SCRYPT clones, the DNS Seeds nodes aren't necessary? If I do need them, how to I setup these nodes. I know a ...
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What is a Bitcoin node?

There’s a lot of reference of "bitcoin node" in official FAQ or elsewhere. But, what is exactly a bitcoin node ? Is it a client like Bitcoin-qt or is it only a miner ? Or both ?
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Acting as a passive node rather than an active one using bitcoind

I currently have a bitcoind version:80500 running on a VPS. I am interested in using it to only verify transactions for me much the same way blockchain.info does. Is it possible to run bitcoind to ...
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Bitcoin Node Data Leakage

Besides an IP address and broadcasting transactions, what other pieces of information can be derived from a Bitcoin node in the network?
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How to connect to several Bitcoin nodes using Bitcoin

I'm looking for a way to connect to several Bitcoin nodes using Python... I've been looking in different Bitcoin-for-Python libraries, but I haven't found anything :( What should I do?
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Does a Bitcoin node need to scan through the whole blockchain in order to be 100% sure that a transaction sent to it is genuine?

Does a Bitcoin node need to scan through the whole blockchain in order to be 100% sure that a transaction sent to it is genuine (especially when some inputs are derived from coins generated in the ...
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At what point is a new wallet known by the Bitcoin network?

I was just showing a deterministic wallet to a friend who asked "At what point is the wallet known to the network?" and I could only guess by saying that it is known only when a transaction is ...
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What's the status of alternative full node implementations?

In "Does running an alternative full node implementation benefit the Bitcoin network?", I asked about running an alternative full node implementation for the benefit of the Bitcoin network. What is ...
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Does running an alternative full node implementation benefit the Bitcoin network?

I've seen discussions suggesting that a monoculture of full nodes is a risk to the security of Bitcoin. The accepted answer to the question "What benefit does a non-mining client provide to the ...
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Why is pruning not considered already at the moment?

I understand that Bitcoin scales in several meanings (Scalability), and pruning is one important concept of it (SE Question). I also understand that a "Simplified Payment Verification" (SPV) needs to ...
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What else can bitcoin inventory vectors be used for?

As described in the protocol specification bitcoin nodes respond to the inv command, which queries a node's knowledge of one or more objects, with an inventory vector. According to the bitcoin wiki, ...
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Can Ripple Unique Node Lists (of validators) be weighted?

My understanding is that in order to limit / remove the risk of collusion in the Ripple system the consensus mechanism relies on local Unique Node Lists (UNLs) specific to each node in the network ...
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How can I get my node listed on Blockchain.info's connected nodes list?

We are running bitcoind on our server and its blockchain is synchronized with the network. Do we automatically become a node and get listed on http://blockchain.info/connected-nodes, or is there ...
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Wallet versus client machine

Can I store my wallet on one machine while running the client on another? I'd like to help the p2p aspect of the network by leaving a dedicated machine connected...
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Can I addnode to blockchain.info?

Blockchain.info http://blockchain.info/connected-nodes shows a list of nodes it is connected to. Is it possible for me to add them as a node for connection?
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What are seednodes?

A follow up from a comment on this answer. What are seednodes, and how do they differ from fallback nodes?
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Are there any super nodes in the network?

Similar to BitTorrent trackers. Or are all peers equal in ability and importance?
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Does Bitcoin prefer broadcasting transactions crediting it?

I'm currently doing some double-spend testing, and it appears that the standard client prefers broadcasting transactions that credit its wallet. That is to say, a client that receives such a ...
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Is there a list of mining pools' Bitcoin nodes IPs?

Is there a list containing the IPs of Bitcoin nodes owned by various mining pools?
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How often does Bitcoin connect to the fallback nodes?

Does the standard client have a preference for connecting to fallback nodes (for example, by trying to have at least 1 connection to such node at all times), or are they treated like any other nodes?
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What benefit does a non-mining client provide to the network?

I know running a client will help propagate transactions around the network, but I also know a non-mining client will not contribute to the security of the network. Are there any other benefits of ...