Questions tagged [c-lightning]

c-lightning is a standard compliant implementation of the Lightning Network protocol. The Lightning Network is a scalability solution for Bitcoin, enabling secure and instant transfer of funds between any two parties for any amount.

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Running lightning in prune mode

I am running lightning with the LND implementation and a full node. Nevertheless, I heard that it is possible to use Lighting in pruned mode. How is this possible? I read in the LND install ...
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Lightning mainnet peer list?

I just set up c-lightning on mainnet and I'd like to open a channel but I can't find a list of node ids and ip addresses. Does anyone know where I can find this?
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How to convert channel id from c-lightning to lnd?

Sorry for the dumb question, but I'm not very good in lightning network... So I have two daemons: c-lightning and LND. Channels from the c-lightning comes like this 505580:1917:1; Channels from the ...
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Can the lightning network be subject to DoS attacks due to message flooding?

In the current implementations of the Lightning network protocol (c-lightning, eclair and lnd), is there any check that stops spamming/flooding of channel_announcement, mode_announcement or ...
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Lightning Node High Availability/High Throughput

Are there any resources/best practises on running a highly available/high throughput lightning node? If my lightning service where to take off, should I be running multiple lightning nodes or a single ...
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Why is my “spendable_msat” much lower than “msatoshi_to_us”?

Today I was attempting to send a Lightning Network payment via c-lightning, version v0.7.1-64-gbb30104, using a channel I established in 2018. Strangely, my payment kept failing even if the ...
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Is there a lightningd equivalent to bitcoind's -walletnotify or -blocknotify?

I'm looking at the docs, and I see they have lightning-notifications, but it looks like you can't configure where they go, and you can't trigger a shell script with them. Does this mean I have to have ...
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Closing a channel in Lightning Network

I have some doubts about the closure of a lightning network channel. As far as I know, there can be (al least) 4 different scenarious: one node decides to close the channel, and the other one accept ...
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What are the 3 arguments called in function SHA256?

void sha256(struct sha256 *sha, const void *p, size_t size) { struct sha256_ctx ctx; sha256_init(&ctx); sha256_update(&ctx, p, size); sha256_done(&ctx, sha); } I'm trying ...
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c-lightning node backup-restore

How do I restore a c-lightning node from a backed up hsm_secret ? I have tried running lightningd by replacing the generated hsm_secret with the backed-up one. It shows no output and no channel. How ...
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What languages can I write plugins for c-lightning in?

I know that there's a Python library available for writing plugins for c-lightning. What would I need to do to for example use a JVM language like Scala?
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Why did my lightning node not route payments after I have funded 5 payment channels?

I have setup a docker-compose with bitcoind and clightning. After 28 hours funding 5 channels I see nothing at all. I do not expect income, but at least that the channels are used. $ lightning-cli ...
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How do I find the nodeid of the node issuing a lightning network invoice?

I recently got an BOLT11 invoice from a store. For example this one: ...
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Cheat Lightning network (c-lightning)

I want to understand how cheat lightning network using c-lightning. I understand that if a participant of che channel send not last commitment transaction, it means that he tries to cheat. I'd like to ...
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Can I test Lightning on Bitcoin regtest?

I want to do some Lightning experiments, but want to avoid the burden of synchronizing the blockchain (even testnet). Can I experiment with Lightning using regtest? Is there a manual for setting it up?...
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Could you open a lightning channel in a confidential transaction?

On an elements sidechain (e.g. liquid) could you open a lightning channel with a confidential transaction. You could probably open a payment channel but could the channel 'speak' to other channels? Or ...
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Lightning Payment failed (Could not find a route)

I tried to move funds between my two nodes. From A to B. 'A' node is 035ac00f3bfe7fd991ec7cd9b5fcad0bdaa338c343895e56f4ada7df181bc43622@46.101.114.3:9735 'B' node is ...
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Can a channel be closed while the funding tx is still stuck in the mempool?

I have attempted to open a channel recently, but accidentally set the fee for the funding transaction too low. Now the funding tx has been stuck in the mempool for over a week. Is there some way to ...
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What is the difference between listpeers vs listnodes commands?

In c-lightning implementation, what is the difference between the listpeers and listnodes commands of lightning-cli?
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Make payments Lightning without Invoice?

The Lightning-RFC defines, in BOLT #11, an invoice protocol for proof-of-payment. While this is a pretty cool feature, I was wondering if it would be possible to make a payment without such invoice. ...
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Is it possible to rebalance channels by sending to yourself (from a channel to an other) in c-lightning? How?

I know it is possible with LND and I don't know if it is possible with Eclair. I have tried to issue an invoice and to find a route with the same node but I got the { "code" : -1, "message" : "Could ...
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What are the different types of spam that the Lightning Network is subject to?

What are the different types of spam that the Lightning Network is subject to and what are the possible strategies for dealing with such spam?
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Get public or private key from address with C-lightning

I'm studying Lightning network and I use c-lightning. I can Get a new address with newaddr method, but I can't find private key. My address is bcrt1qmckts70jsq2u5886lgcq2yn7xjmp97t09zlrg, how can I ...
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How can I see how many Bitcoins my c-lightning network node has?

I am running a c-lightning node and want to know how many btc I am owning on this wallet and how many I can spend. lightning-cli listchannels does not help. What do I need to do?
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Generating Lightning invoice with an optional parameter

I have a question on the command invoice with the optional parameter. I don't understand how to create the invoice with the optional parameter. The c-lighitning documentations do not have an example ...
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Is it possible to connect to BTCPay server remote c-lightning node?

I have BTCPay server and would like to use external c-lightning node which i have funded and prefer more over BTCPay server local docker container (DC). In store configuration i see that there is ...
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My lightning node URI is not visible

I did set up a mainnet c-lightning node by following the guide. https://medium.com/@dougvk/run-your-own-mainnet-lightning-node-2d2eab628a8b I noticed my node is visible on https://lnmainnet.gaben.win/...
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Can I send/receive payments but prevent forwarding payments in Lightning Network?

Say I am using a very computationally constrained device (eg. a sensor) and it uses Lightning Network to send/receive payments. However, being computationally constrained it doesn't want to forward ...
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c-lightning & Lightweight nodes (no local bitcoind)

I am trying to take advantage of the new release of c-lightning 0.6 that provide the ability to setup a lightweight node (i.e. No Local bitcoind instance running). But did not found any documentation ...
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How to capture c-lightining logs?

Where does c-lightning save its debug.log file? I know you can run the lightning daemon with --log-level=debug and access the logs in the terminal. But, I run my node on a remote server and I access ...
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How run c-lightning with the local node bitcoin

I have a bitcoin-core-18.0 with on my linux mint, and I don't have downloaded the bitcoin with the ppa but I downloaded the official zip directory on site bitcoin. Now my question is, c-lightning ...
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Lightning Network : Pay a Bolt11 Invoice in multiple Payments

Is there a way to pay one Bolt 11 Invoice in multiple payments with Lightning Network? For instance this invoice total amount to pay is 5000 satoshi: ...
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lightning-cli listnodes is empty. Am I missing something?

I want the result of listnodes like the following. How can I do that? { "nodes" : [ { "nodeid" : "028e5a8e86540f703e1f58880d35d1e318a54c27d84ec1edbcde04a78ed4469a1e", "alias" : "???? ...
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How to close stale lightning channels with c-lightning

I was running a lightning node using c-lightning about 9 months ago. Unfortunately the server was shutdown while a few channels were open. I have restarted the server and updated c-lightning to the ...
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Lightning network: Open a channel with a peer that is not a full node?

Is it possible to open a channel with a peer that is not a full node? Or to exchange lightning payments between two peers that are not full nodes, they both have to open a channel with full lightning ...
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Clarification about lightning network

When I run a lightning node, I have to set up a lightning channel with, for example, a highly connected node. Here a first question: When I set up a lightning channel with a node, have I need to put ...
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Unable to remotely access lightning-charge

My setup is a little bit complicated and I'm almost sure that my problem is port related. So I'm running Mac OS X 10.13.4 with Parallels Desktop with a Ubuntu 14.04 VM. I managed to setup bitcoin ...
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Sending lightning payment between TOR lighning nodes, any specific setup required?

I have two c-lightning nodes in different VMs in Qubes OS, both routed through TOR VM. They both can connect to other public nodes and establish channels with them but when I try sending satoshis ...
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How to install & activate a c-lightning plugin in lightningd?

I recently stumbled across the https://github.com/lightningd/plugins github repo and wanted to install the autopilot plugin. But how can I install and activate the plugin which I downloaded from the ...
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How to tell if Lightning nodes are lnd, c-lightning, eclair

I am performing some experiments on the Lightning Testnet Network. I would like to perform the experiment on the 3 main lightning implementations, for which I would like to be able to connect and open ...
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“private” agreement between two c-lightning nodes on channel closure fee

When i was at LNConf, one of the devs of c-lightning (IIRC) told me that there is a custom, manual way to agree between two nodes on channel closing fees. Can anyone elaborate how this is possible? I ...
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Lightning Network on testnet - listchannels and listnodes returning empty values

I have setup a lightning node on testnet using c-lightning. The lightning-cli getinfo command output: { "id" : "0315a5746114ab9f3e8f0a3f2f73153ef1e4a8fb58daa54fa97c9603dfab989a30", "alias" : "...
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C-lightning Implementation password protect hsm while maintaing node access

I was wondering if there was a way to encrypt the folder that contains the hsm_secret (and a lot of other operational files necessary for constant operation of a C-lightning node) without cutting it ...
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lightning-cli list only my channels

After connecting to a busy lighnting node such as 03c856d2dbec7454c48f311031f06bb99e3ca1ab15a9b9b35de14e139aa663b463@testnet-lnd.htlc.me the number of channels my own lightning node knows about ...
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How to know that the account balance of a user needs to be updated after paying/sending an invoice?

Lets say there is a service in which users can have a few satoshis but are also able to deposite/withdraw satoshis by paying/sending a lightning invoice. Let us assume the service has some data store ...
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Retrieve address when create a channel lightning network

I have two nodes in regtest. the first one is: $ l1-cli getinfo { "id": "02c3f99e70c8da59e428dd119d36c0a1317e5cd85218a760355b5f9b4f822f6109", "alias": "ALICE&...
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What is the proper way to update C-Lightning? [duplicate]

I downloaded the latest github .zip for version 0.6 and unpacked it but when I check the version I am running it returns: v0.5.2-2016-11-21-1644-g1616fcb Any idea what I did incorrectly? What's the ...
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C-lightning lightningd crashing

To run a lightning node I followed the instructions here: https://medium.com/@dougvk/run-your-own-mainnet-lightning-node-2d2eab628a8b except that I downloaded and installed bitcoind and lightningd ...
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invoice amount is 1200000 but I paid 1201035. What is 1035?

I paid the invoice and then I noticed I paid more than the amount of the invoice. 1201035 (I actually paid) - 1200000 (the amount of the invoice) = 1035 (?) My questions are.. What is 1035 satoshi? ...
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Different fee rate units - sat/vB, sat perkw, sat perkb

While reading documentation of C-Lightning I found this in section about making onchain transactions with the wallet (funding and withdrawing the wallet): feerate is an optional feerate to use. It ...