I want to do the following:
I have one small server PC at home. I want to install bitcoind on that machine to download the blockchain information. Then I want this machine to accept RPC calls from my LAN network and setup all other bitcoin clients on my LAN network to use that server machine for blockchain info and transaction broadcasting.
I already setup a bitcoind client on the server with the following bitcoin.conf values:
server=1 rpcuser=MyRPCUser rpcpassword=MyRPCPassword rpcallowip=192.168.0.* rpcssl=1 rpcsslciphers=TLSv1+HIGH:!SSLv2:!aNULL:!eNULL:!AH:!3DES:@STRENGTH rpcsslcertificatechainfile=server.cert rpcsslprivatekeyfile=server.pem
Note that I did follow the instruction for creating a SSL certificate.
What should I do on the client machines? I tried
bitcoin-qt -rpcconnect=[server-ip] but it seemed to just start regularly continuing to download the blockchain from where it stopped last time.
Besides, is it possible to let Bitcoin Armory also use a bitcoin client via RPC instead of the one of the same machine? Or does it really require a
remote bitcoind <-> local bitcoin client <-> armory setup?