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 default (about 40-50).
Providing that I have enough resources, how can I set my bitcoind to keep a specific number of connections to other nodes? Is this possible without recompiling it?
Note: there's a
maxconnections option which sets the upper bound, but it doesn't seem bitcoind strives to reach it. Need to kick it off somehow.