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I'm running Abe to create a blockchain SQL database, so I don't want the Bitcoin client to touch my copy of the blockchain at the moment. But I would like to query the blockchain with the bitcoind client. Is there a way to run bitcoind without connecting to other nodes?

  • iptables on bitcoin port? – ripazha Aug 9 '13 at 16:41
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I see two approaches:

  1. Use --connect <hostname> with the hostname set to something that doesn't exist.
  2. Unplug from the network.
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    -connect=0.0.0.0 should do. – Pieter Wuille Oct 8 '13 at 20:34

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