i am trying to connect to maximum number of nodes.

i noticed there are many receive version message in debug.log file

so i have question, does the bitcoin-core connects to only those having either same version number or in short range of version message of our bitcoin's version message ?

or does it connects to all and any nodes which completes the handshake ?

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You can see from the Debug Window ("Peers" tab) that the Bitcoin Core client connects with multiple clients not only with different versions but different implementations.

So to answer your question: No.

Bitcoin Core peer list

  • thanks, i am using non gui version, so didnt noticed it.
    – user10603
    Sep 5, 2017 at 13:28
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    The getpeerinfo RPC call will tell you the same thing. Sep 5, 2017 at 22:21

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