I have a 0.16.3 Bitcoin Core wallet running. I have incoming transactions allowed and I have lots of incoming connections. However, I fail to see my node on the map of Bitnodes; it says it's unreachable, also I have tried to appoint it as a trusted node to my Samourai wallet, and Samourai also fails to connect to my node.

  • i dont understand, how is it reachable to you and how does it produce spam ? – vamp111 Oct 15 '18 at 14:39
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    @scaaahu How do you know if OP's node is reachable, as he hasn't given an IP address? – Pieter Wuille Oct 15 '18 at 16:18
  • To the OP and @PieterWuille : My bad and my misunderstanding. I apologize. My spam flag was declined and I just upvoted this question to make it up. Sorry again. – scaaahu Oct 16 '18 at 2:40

From my experience, sometimes the router doesn't actually respond to the UPnP setting for mapping the listening port. What always seems to be working for me is

  • Shutdown your node (cli stop && shutdown)
  • Restart your router (usually unplug, wait a minute, replug and wait a few minutes)
  • Restart node

Regarding the hookup to Samourai, what exactly are your bitcoin.conf settings?

  • so shuting down the node and restarting the router i've done many times already, however im on my way to change my router with a new one as this one is old anyway. Samourai requires IP of the node, RPC pass/user and port. as information in order to appoint your node as a trusted one to your samourai wallet. – vamp111 Oct 18 '18 at 6:04

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