I started downloading the chain and got to 14%. The download stopped and still shows 7% per hour but it does not move.

I checked and it banned all the peers and every time I unban them, they just get banned again. What is happening ?

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Peers can get blocked for multiple reasons

  • sending too many invalid blocks
  • sending too many malformed messages
  • using too much bandwidth (e.g. your maxuploadtarget setting)

and probably others.

There are logs which may be helpful and you can review available options

Threshold for disconnecting misbehaving peers (default: 100)

Number of seconds to keep misbehaving peers from reconnecting  

-whitelist=<IP address or network>
Whitelist peers connecting from the given IP address (e.g. or CIDR notated network (e.g. Can be 
specified multiple times. Whitelisted peers cannot be DoS
banned and their transactions are always relayed, even if 
they are already in the mempool, useful e.g. for a gateway
  • where can I find my maxuploudtarget? I just -reindex now to see what will happen
    – ImCarryGG
    Commented Apr 21, 2020 at 14:38

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