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My bitcoin client stops populating at 8 connections and 112949 blocks, event I left it running for over 12 hours now. I checked my internet connection and firewall, all seem OK. Restart it a few times still make no different.

Appreciate any suggestion.

  • possible duplicate of Why can't I get over 8 connections on my client? – ThePiachu Nov 22 '11 at 7:47
  • I had a similar problem running the bitcoin client with a live linux CD a few months ago. It would download x-many (not sure the exact number, but it was a multiple of 50) blocks then stop. However, closing and reopening the client would download another x blocks before stopping again, so it sounds like it may be a different problem. I suspect my issue was related to the timezone setting. – Highly Irregular Nov 23 '11 at 4:24
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Try deleting your blkindex.dat and blk0001.dat files (do NOT delete wallet.dat, even better make a backup), and let bitcoin re-download the chain. The exists a rare situation where the block chain files become corrupted, and bitcoin does not accept any new blocks.

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Best guess - set up port forwarding on your router of port 8333 to your computer running the Bitcoin client. You might also want to check out this topic: Why can't I get over 8 connections on my client? .

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    I just did that and got connections increase to 15, but the number of blocks remained. I checked debug.log and found this at the end: ERROR: ConnectInputs() : 68263eacdf mapTransactions prev not found 753aea3823 ERROR: AcceptToMemoryPool() : ConnectInputs failed 68263eacdf storing orphan tx 68263eacdf ERROR: ConnectInputs() : fc07c2d919 mapTransactions prev not found ca3636ddd0 ERROR: AcceptToMemoryPool() : ConnectInputs failed fc07c2d919 storing orphan tx fc07c2d919 askfor tx 2efb2bfc01595c4d8421 0 sending getdata: tx 2efb2bfc01595c4d8421 askfor tx 8972e4b178ae20bd47d4 0 – stone Nov 22 '11 at 10:31
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    @stone, You can delete block chain data files and re-download it using direct link, bitcoin.stackexchange.com/q/802/108 – Serith Nov 22 '11 at 21:45

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