Does the standard client have a preference for connecting to fallback nodes (for example, by trying to have at least 1 connection to such node at all times), or are they treated like any other nodes?

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Bitcoin only connects to them specially when you don't have enough nodes, and then it will disconnect as soon as the seednodes give you a nodelist. Bitcoin might choose to connect to seednodes as regular peers as well, but they're not given any preference.

  • can we make Bitcoin to not disconnect from fallback nodes ?
    – user10603
    Sep 4, 2017 at 20:47

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