I currently have a full bitcoin node on my local network and I would like to create another node but only update it by local network.

I have tried with: ./bitcoind -connect<iplocal> ./bitcoind -addnode<iplocal> but I get the following error syntax error near unexpected token `newline' I appreciate your help.

  • You need an equals sign (=) after -connect. Commented Apr 1, 2020 at 21:11
  • i'm goint to try ./bitcoin-qt -connect="iplocal"
    – David Melo
    Commented Apr 1, 2020 at 23:23

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As mentioned above, your command needs to be ./bitcoind -connect=<iplocal>

-connect= will connect ONLY to that specified node. -addnode= will connect to the specified node in addition to attempting to connect to global nodes. If you're bootstrapping a new node either will work

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