I cloned an altcoin and set up a network of 7 peers.
One of the clients is connected to a pool and is mining the coin.
All the other clients are connected to the pool one and are syncing and updating as they should.
The different clients are located at different VPSs and all of their IPs are inserted into the code as seeds.
When a new client is started it automatically connects to the pool node, but never to the other ones.
I tried the addnode method but it still does not make the nodes connect.
In the debug.log of one of them, I found this:
trying connection <ipaddres>:port lastseen=396818.4hrs
and a little bit further down
connection to <sameipaddress>:port timeout
Is there another way do debug the connection attempt more in depth? Do you have any idea why are the nodes not connecting to eachother, but only to the pool one?