According to this page,

The client will automatically read a file named "addr.txt" in the bitcoin data directory and will add any addresses it finds in there as node addresses.

However, I can't find any point in the source code where this file is actually read, and I don't know how to verify all the peers known by my node.

Is the "addr.txt" file actually read by bitcoind? How can I check if the addresses are actually loaded?

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This feature is no longer present in Bitcoin Core. It was removed in 2011.

You can get the same effect by adding multiple addnode= lines to your bitcoin.conf.

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