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Load balancing for using more than 1 Internet connection to speed up Initial Block Download (IBD)

Have invested in good networking hardware and researching on failover scenarios using 2 connections - the home broadband and mobile LTE one - as well as load balancing to increase download/upload ...
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Specify options as startup flag or conf file in bitcoin core?

Can I specify all startup options like -nodebuglogfile or -txindex in bitcoin.conf file as nodebuglogfile = 0, txindex = 0? Can all startup options/flags without any parameter equivalent to setting ...
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Wallet transaction not confirming in blocksonly mode

I sent transaction with bitcoin-cli: bitcoin-cli sendtoaddress tb1q3qlv7k648hec866a0x395hq0h3sqcg2lrq5r0k 0.001 As an answer I've got transaction Id. But it still has no confirmation (a few hours). ...
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How to replicated the 256 MiB memory "Bare Minimum" setup of `bitcoind` from bitcoin.org

I was interested in using a Raspberry Pi Zero W to run the claimed "Bare Minimum (With Custom Settings)" install of bitcoind on either Gentoo or Linux From Scratch. It was suggested that it ...
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Cannot find bitcoin.conf on macOS

I want to run a pruned node. I mistakenly referred to a guide for a full node to connect to Sparrow wallet, which required adding server=1 and txindex=1 in the bitcoin.conf file. I reached this file ...
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What is the best way to restart bitcoind after a bitcoin.conf change (Ubuntu 23.10)

I'm curious about the recommended way to restart a systemd service after a configuration change or if there is any particular issue with running sudo service bitcoin restart to have the config change ...
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Bitcoin Core configured for testnet, syncs mainnet

I'm trying to get Bitcoin Core to sync the testnet, but it keeps syncing the mainnet instead. Here is my bitcoin.conf file: [test] addnode=104.237.131.138 addnode=151.80.205.132 addnode=192.155.82.123 ...
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BitcoinCore 25.1 won't launch (Windows 10.0.19045)

I updated BitcoinCore (v19 to 25.1) and get this error at launch: Error: Error reading configuration file: conf cannot be set in the configuration file; use includeconf= if you want to include ...
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Where can I find actual official documentation for bitcoin.conf?

As in title, where is actual bitcoin.conf docs? Protocol is evolving, and many articles are not accurate regarding do bitcoin.conf.
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How to change Bitcoin core 25.0 configuration?

I installed Bitcoin Core 25.0. Synchronization finished after a few days. Unfortunately, I made a big mistake, I configured the files incorrectly and now the application does not open. I must honestly ...
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How can I generate a bitcoin.conf to synchronize with Sparrow?

Windows 10, external hard drive one TB, SSD I accidentally deleted the bitcoin.conf file. Does anyone know how I can generate one, please? I’m trying to sync with Sparrow Wallet. I have looked online ...
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How should I be using rpcbind and rpcallowip (bitcoin.conf)

I have been very confused on how to use the rpcbind and rpcallowip arguments for bitcoind. I have a bitcoin core node running on a raspberrypi and I want it to accept json-rpc calls from one of my ...
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about bitcoin starting directory and .conf location

When I first started my bitcoin core node (version v23.0.0), it asked for directory where to start. I chose a different drive. However, how does the .exe know every time where to start? I cannot find ...
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The file "bitcoin.conf" does not exist. Where can I find this file? [duplicate]

I'm trying to do it by applying Casey Rodarmor's "HOW TO ORDINAL INSCRIPTION" videos. I did not install BitcoinCore directly. But even though I did exactly the instructions in the video, I ...
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How to set up my Bitcoin RPC address once ive installed bitcoin core?

I have just set up bitcoin core on my macbook and im wondering how to get my http://login:password@ip:port address set up so i can interact with it. I am a complete noob to running a btc node so some ...
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No bitcoin.conf file on my (Mac) node? [duplicate]

I installed a full node on my old Mac (running on Catalina 10.15.7) and though running well it looks like it will go over my ISP's monthly data limits. I was thinking I'd try changing the ...
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Exporting Bitcoin settings to bitcoin.conf?

How do I Export/dump the settings of bitcoin into a .conf file? I know I can review some of them via bitcoin-qt GUI. I'm not interested in the GUI settings like font, etc. I'm interested in exporting ...
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bitcoin.conf location on Mac with Bitcoin Core v25 ("Error: Prune mode is incompatible with -txindex") [duplicate]

TLDR: where can bitcoin.conf be found on Mac running Bitcoin Core v25? Context: I have Bitcoin Core v25 on Mac and run into a "Error: Prune mode is incompatible with -txindex" when opening ...
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Failed to start Bitcoin daemon

I set up Tor with bitcoind. After that, when I started the daemon, I got the following error. Error: Cannot set -bind or -whitebind together with -listen=0 My bitcoin.conf is: server=1 txindex=1 ...
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The "open configuration file" for Bitcoin Core does not open

Why doesn't the "open configuration file" in Bitcoin Core open when I click on it? Settings -> Options -> Main, open configuration file at bottom left -> Configuration options. It ...
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What does enabling coinstatsindex in my bitcoin.conf file do for my node?

Using bitcoind --help tells me this: "Maintain coinstats index used by the gettxoutsetinfo RPC (default: 0)" Is it just storing the information in gettxoutsetinfo for each block in the chain?...
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Where does Bitcoin Core save the custom directory setting?

When installing Bitcoin Core on Windows 10 and starting it for the first time, the Welcome message prompts to specify a custom data directory. When specifying that custom directory, where does Bitcoin ...
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How would I set a more permissive mempool policy?

The mempool will reject some transactions that are valid per the consensus rules. I would like to configure my mempool to be liberal in what it will accept, provided fees are paid. Are there any ...
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Bitcoin.conf "blocksdir" parameter not taking effect?

I am running Bitcoin core on a raspberry pi with an external ssd. I am using this line in the bitcoin.conf to move block storage onto the ssd: blocksdir=/media/bitcoinstorage/.bitcoin/blocks However, ...
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What's the difference between 'rpcallowip' and 'rpcbind'?

What's the difference between these two settings in the bitcoin conf file? 'rpcallowip' and 'rpcbind'
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Where can I find the parser for `bitcoin.conf` files?

I have read bitcoin.conf Configuration File which mentions: The configuration file is a plain text file and consists of option=value entries, one per line. Leading and trailing whitespaces are removed....
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My bitcoin node is down again, not binding to my home ip:8333

I am getting the following error; [net:error] Unable to bind to xxx.xx.147.xxx:8333 on this computer (bind returned error Cannot assign requested address (99)). I did a restart after trying to get ...
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I am trying to get past Binding RPC on address 1 port 8332 failed

My debug file shows: 2022-12-17T09:28:00Z Bitcoin Core version v24.0.1 (release build) 2022-12-17T09:28:00Z InitParameterInteraction: parameter interaction: -externalip set -> setting -discover=0 ...
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Really strange issue when trying to connect Sparrow Wallet to Bitcoin Core

I am really loosing my mind on this. I am actually not a technical noob but also not the very best technican. But things like this should actually be very easy for me. What I want to do: I just want ...
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Allow RPC connections from the internet to make RPC calls from Lambda?

I am trying to make RPC calls to my node from an AWS lambda function. Lambdas do not have a fixed set of ip address ranges. I know I can use a NAT gateway on AWS to give my lambdas a static ip, but ...
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Does an empty bitcoin.conf file cause my Bitcoin-core wallet to have a balance of 0?

I need help with THE bitcoin -qt logiciel (V23.0) ! two questions : what is normally in bitcoin-conf please!! and why, this file has no script and does not see the transactions, why? please ?! why ?? ...
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How to configure a testnet node to be pruned?

I have a testnet VM node running. As I have only limited resources, I did set pruned=1000 in the bitcoin.conf file, so the blockchain is pruned down to 1GB. But when I run bitcoind and it downloads ...
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What is maxsigcachesize?

-maxsigcachesize= Limit sum of signature cache and script execution cache sizes to What is this? What is a sigcache? What happens if it is set low and Can it have a bad effect?
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blocknotify ignores > /dev/null 2>&1 and fills up my debug log

I have this code in my bitcoin.conf blocknotify=/root/.nvm/versions/node/v11.15.0/bin/node /home/BTC/block.js %s > /dev/null 2>&1 I see the error runCommand error: system(/root/.nvm/versions/...
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What is -vbparams argument and what its the difference with -testactivationheight on Bitcoin functional tests?

Taproot test use the argument -vbparams , but other test like SegwWit use -testactivationheight, what is the use of each one and the difference for using one or the other? class WalletTaprootTest(...
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bitcoin.conf priority on merging and conflicting keys?

My main bitcoin.conf is located in the AppData. Setting the datadir in it or via argument allows me to let the daemon/qt load another bitcoin.conf that is located in the DataDir. I can also change the ...
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Rescan starts not from first block

I have a complete blockchain but when I set rescan = 1 in .conf file my bitcoind starts rescaning from 435000 block. How to start it from the first block? What's wrong with my blockchain?
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Does bitcoin.conf allow multiple zmqpubhashblock settings?

If two programs both want to use the same bitcoin core instance to get notified about new blocks, do you add zmqpubhashblock=<address> twice to bitcoin.conf with two different port numbers, one ...
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bitcoin.conf missing [duplicate]

According to https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Running_Bitcoin , for default bitcoin datadir %APPDATA%\Bitcoin\, the typical path to configuration file is %APPDATA%\Bitcoin\bitcoin.conf But bitcoin is ...
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github bitcoin/doc/tor.md - Automatically versus Manually creating a Bitcoin Core tor onion service

The doc I'm asking about: TOR SUPPORT IN BITCOIN. Section 1 describes how to "Run Bitcoin Core behind a Tor proxy." Then... Automatically create a Bitcoin Core onion service [I]f Tor is ...
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Are near-current man pages or similar doc for bitcoin* available anywhere?

I've been unable to find current documentation on command options / bitcoin.conf parameters. I infer that the process of automatic generation of man pages from source is currently in flux (Manual page ...
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How to secure bitcoin node (bitcoind) that is used only to broadcast transaction?

I always wanted to run a bitcoin node at home. But I always worry because it is related with bitcoin (BTC has value). I have been broadcasting my transaction using Bluewallet by scanning qr code, or ...
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How to merge the datadir with .bitcoin directory?

I changed the path of datadir in bitcoin.conf from .bitcoin directory to somewhere else. Now that I need to backup my blockchain data, I want to have both .bitcoin and blockchain data together. ...
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how do you specify Blockchain Data location with bitcoin.conf file? [duplicate]

I am using an external hard drive I would like to specify that mount point for all my block chain data. Can this be done using bitcoin.conf?
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`reindex-chainstate` configuration in bitcoin.conf?

Is there a specific flag I can place in bitcoin.conf to reindex the chainstate (not command line)? Ie: reindex=1 does a full reindex is there a flag like reindex-chainstate=1 or similar?
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bitcoind restarting on its own

I'm experiencing periodical node restart, happening every minute or two. Happens on Ubuntu 20.04LTS, bitcoind version is v0.21.0. I'm running it as a systemd service using the following file: ...
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bitcoin.conf file is missing [duplicate]

Just installed bitcoin core v0.21.0 on my ubuntu server. When I run bitcoind -printtoconsole It says bitcoin.conf file is missing. 2021-01-30T15:36:58Z Bitcoin Core version v0.21.0 (release build) ...
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What bitcoin core options can be changed without a restart?

I often experiment with new bitcoin core options (like zmq, debug and fee options) and I would like to avoid restarting my node for them to take effect. If I am not mistaken, changing the RPC password,...
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Importaddress and conf

I'm wondering if its possible to add imported addresses into the bitcoin conf file. So, rather than calling the cli with importaddress, I would add the address to the conf file, with say, ...
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Should a user be notified about "last modified" time of bitcoin.conf while the bitcoin core wallet is loading?

I have mentioned details here: https://github.com/bitcoin-core/gui/issues/76 Also what would be the best approach to solve this problem using c++ which works on linux, windows and mac without any ...
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