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With bitcoind I have whitelisted local connections with whitelist=10.0.0.0/8 in bitcoin.conf on my server. When I launch bitcoin-qt on my laptop (only has one peer the server) it does not sync any blocks unless I block all incoming connections from the WAN to the server.

I have used bitcoin-cli -netinfo and seen that my client 10.0.0.10 is listed as npr so I know it is connected.

I have seen the suggestion to use whitebind but that requires more effort to implement than just using whitelist. Reserve the connection for local wallets

Is there a way to give priority to whitelisted clients so they can sync immediately or is whitebind the only option?

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    How do you connect the local client? Addnode? Dec 22, 2023 at 13:43
  • connect=10.0.0.1:8333 Dec 22, 2023 at 14:16

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