I'd like to know why I only get 10 connections on my full node? Is there something missing in the conf file?

$bitcoin-cli -netinfo

Bitcoin Core v0.21.0.0-7d8a10a6f - 70016/Satoshi:0.21.0/

ipv4 ipv6 onion total block-relay
in 0 0 0 0 0
out 7 0 3 10 2
total 7 0 3 10 2

Local addresses

myadress.onion port 8333 score 4

my bitcoin.conf file

#Tor stuff

proxy= #outgoing

listen=1 #enable download of new data


deamon=1 #to run binary in background s.t. console is free

server=1 #to access deamon API

rest=1 #deamon offers web service so other tools like curl can access it




maxconnections =50

Let me know if you need more info, thx!

1 Answer 1



Binding the p2p port to localhost means that it can not accept incoming connections from anywhere other than software on your own machine.

listen=1 #enable download of new data

This allows incoming connections to whatever is configured by bind, it doesn't have anything to do with downloading data yourself.

  • Ok didn't know that thx! Unfortunately I still don't get more than 10 connections even after deleting the line from the bitcoin.conf file..
    – taway
    Feb 10, 2021 at 14:49
  • Your node might not be reachable from the internet, if you using a firewall or a NAT. Even if it is reachable, it may take hours or days before other nodes start connecting to you. Mar 12, 2021 at 17:37

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