Questions tagged [bitcoin.conf]

Bitcoin's configuration file.

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How can we run regtest without transaction fees

We have setup a bitcoin network using regtest mode and found that there is transaction fee charge on each sending Bitcoin. Is it possible set the payment fee to zero for each transaction? We found ...
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About traditional Bitcoin mining

I'm curious about traditional bitcoin mining, before pooling. Did an older version of the bitcoin wallet found on sourceforge have a mining feature built in which worked on a simple macbook? if so ...
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Bitcoind doesn't add miner fee

How do I make sure bitcoind's RPC call sendtoaddress adds miner fees to transactions? Tried adding to our bitcoin.conf file: mintxfee=0.0001 But some of the transactions still won't get any miner ...
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Error initializing block database. Do you want to rebuild the block database now?

I'm trying to set up a test network consisting of 3 nodes, each with different bitcoin.conf. I've constructed the directory and the .conf-files similar to what is the state of the art in qa/pull-...
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bitcoin allowip not working

My bitcoin.conf file has the following lines: rpcallowip=127.0.0.1 rpcallowip=192.168.*.* But I'm getting this error: Error: Invalid -rpcallowip subnet specification: 192.168.*. Valid are a ...
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What are pros and cons of txindex option?

I am reading "Mastering Bitcoin" written by Andreas and I found this explanation about "txindex option" Transaction Database Index and txindex Option By default, Bitcoin Core builds a database ...
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rpcallowip=192.168.0.* ?? invalid configuration

I recently downloaded bitcoin from github and changed the settings to allow for rpc. This is how I have it: rpcallowip=192.168.0.* This does not work anymore. However when running bitcoind, it ...
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Is it possible to specify a default change address?

Is it possible to enable default change address on my bitcoin-qt (aka bitcoin-core) client? I'm using a webservice that monitors my balance (based on public keys) and whenever I send a transaction my ...
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Bitcoin.conf & JSON-RPC options

What does it mean in the bitcoin.conf file when it states: server=1 tells Bitcoin-Qt to accept JSON-RPC commands? If all one needs to do to solo mine is type setgenerate true in the console, ...
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Does Bitcoin-Qt require that I create a bitcoin.conf file in order to solo mine on my Mac?

Does Bitcoin-Qt require that I create a bitcoin.conf file in order to solo mine on my Mac? I created one after reading the wiki and placed it in Lib/AppSupp/Bitcoin but I am not sure I needed to. ...
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Bitcoin.conf connect command

When configuring the bitcoin.conf file, what should you put in connect=? There are IP addresses listed here, so I removed the # sign and left them as is. I also entered my WAN address and my local ...
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Bitcoin-Qt & setgenerate true

Will Bitcoin-qt mine bitcoins if all I have done is downloaded and installed Bitcoin-qt, and typed in "setgenerate true" into the console? Are there other steps or configurations necessary? If so, ...
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Compiled Bitcoin Client as Testnet with bitcoin.conf

I'm quite new to bitcoin. I've been compiling the client from github and I want to run on a server as testnet and make some API requests. As I see in the documentation I should create a bitcoin.conf ...
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Cannot get Bitcoin-QT to run in testnet mode

I downloaded Bitcoin-QT for Windows 7 into: MYUSERNAME/Downloads/bitcoin-0.8.6-win32/bitcoin-0.8.6-win32 I want to run Bitcoin in testnet mode, so I created bitcoin.conf with only the following ...
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Is there any way to move the Blockchain? [duplicate]

I'm using a solid state for my boot drive, I'd like to make sure the blockchain goes to my data drive, any way to acomplish this? Edit: I am using easyminer and bitcoin-qt, it is about moving the ...
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bitcoin-qt crashes when any bitcoin.conf file is used

I am running 0.8.5 beta on my mac under 10.8.3 and it runs fine until I try to use a bitcoin.conf file. If there is a file, even if it is completely empty it will crash before the application even ...
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How to open bitcoind -daemon using command line in Windows?

I have created a conf file on the following path: C:\Users\NAME\AppData\Roaming\Bitcoin\bitcoin.conf When I run the Bitcoind file, nothing happens. My command line window becomes unresponsive as if ...
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Where is the configuration file of Bitcoin-Qt kept?

I keep getting this error: EXCEPTION: N5boost16exception_detail10clone_implINS0_19error_info_injectorINS_15 program_options26invalid_config_file_syntaxEEEEE the options configuration file contains an ...
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Does bitcoin.conf expand environment variables?

I would like to store my Bitcoin RPC passwords and usernames in environment variables, like: rpcuser=$RPC_USER rpcpassword=$RPC_PASSWORD Is this supported in bitcoin core? Can environmental ...
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How do I specify in which directory Bitcoin blocks and other data should be stored? [duplicate]

I am on Windows and installed the Bitcoin wallet. The block folder seems to grow bigger everyday and is stored on my C drive in the roaming directory. I would like to set this to some other folder on ...
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What does the `gen` option in bitcoin.conf do?

The gen option isnt copiously described in the sample bitcoin.conf file ... does that mean that the daemon started up will attempt to mine for coins?

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