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How does one attain 1,000+ connections like blockchain.info?

At this moment, blockchain.info has over 1,900 nodes connected to their bitcoin client. I have been running an m1.small ubuntu 12.04 server and bitcoind for ~4 days straight now with no reboots. My ...
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What if a country 100% denominated in a cryptocurrency loses internet connectivity to the rest of the world?

Please assume a small island nation becomes 100% denominated in a cryptocurrency. Now please assume that for some reason the rest of the world manages to cut if off from the rest of the internet for ...
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How to resolve “no block source available”?

I've got some trouble using bitcoin-qt. It stays on: "No block source available... 242 weeks behind." And "Catching up ... Processed 0" etc... Map port using UPnP is activated, and proxy disabled ...
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What is the difference between inbound and outbound connections?

I have port 8333 open with 8 outbound and 2 inbound connections. Is my node transmitting and receiving transactions and blocks from both types of connections? Or does the "inbound" flag mean I am ...
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Bitcoin is not connected in regtest mode

I am having trouble using regtest mode on Linux. Using pre-compiled version 0.9.2.1 for linux and starting regtest mode as instructed on bitcoin.org: <bitcoin-ver>-linux/bin/64>> ./...
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Allowing Incoming Connection on Bitcoin Core

Good Evening, I recently installed Bitcoin Core v0.12.1 on my home server (running Windows 7) and wanted to allow it to accept incoming connections and used the guide found here: https://bitcoin.org/...
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With peerblockfilters=1 hundreds of “btcwire 0.5.0/neutrino” connections are downloading TB from my Bitcoin node

I run Bitcoin Core 0.21.0 from a data center, unmetered, with compact block filters enabled (blockfilterindex=1 peerblockfilters=1). Soon after the restart, I get a huge number (140-200) of ...
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List transactions *relayed* by my full node?

Running Bitcoin Core full node 24/7, with 70+ peer connections. Is there a bitcoin-cli command that will let me see the transactions that my full node has relayed from its SPV "clients"? FWIW, I can ...
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GUIMiner won't start mining on Slush's pool

I started co-mining on Slush's pool successfully for about 48 hours, but from there on I haven't been able to connect to it again. It logs in the console this, no matter if I'm using a valid worker ...
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Is there a connections limit on bitcoind?

I don't know if it is a lot or a few, but I see this number of connections: bitcoin-cli getnetworkinfo | grep connections "connections": 66, It does not seem to get over 70, is there an in-built ...
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How to make bitcoind connect to more nodes?

Let's say I have a dedicated server just for my bitcoind and for better reliability and some security reasons I want it to be connected to a much bigger number of nodes than it is willing to do by ...
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What are the risks of running an online store via a bitcoind connection using less than the minimum of 8 connections?

I have 1GB of memory to work with on my VPS. I want to run bitcoind as well as a few other crypto currency daemons. As it stands, number of connections seem to be the only value I can change that ...
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How often does Bitcoin connect to the fallback nodes?

Does the standard client have a preference for connecting to fallback nodes (for example, by trying to have at least 1 connection to such node at all times), or are they treated like any other nodes?
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Hypothetical situation: the Internet gets split in two, what happens with Bitcoin?

Let's suppose, that at some time the Internet gets split in two, possibly because of wartime, or another possibilities (there was once a situation, when Egypt managed to split the internet in their ...
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Is Bitcoin a fully decentralized network, or how do clients connect to the network?

I read that Bitcoin is a fully decentralized network, but I don't understand how Bitcoin's client can connect to the network. I think that client must use some server for this action like other P2P ...
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Sybil attack countermeasure

In Bitcoin Wiki Weaknesses: Sybil attack they mention that: "Bitcoin makes these attacks more difficult by only making an outbound connection to one IP address per /16 (x.y.0.0)". Why would this ...
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What exactly does the scary option “Allow incoming connections” do in Bitcoin Core?

Software authors seem to enjoy consciously freaking me out by having vaguely or entirely uncommented options in their software with very ominous labels. In Bitcoin Core's settings, it says "[X] ...
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Is 8 the maximum number of incoming peer connections?

The reference here for running the bitcoin daemon does not really clarify what maxconnections mean. maxconnections= Maintain at most connections to peers (default: 125) Is this the max connection ...
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Does having a pruned node reduce its network score?

My node's network score (revealed by getnetworkinfo) is very low (<75). Most of the time there are no peers with incoming connections connected to the node. Is this because I'm running a pruned ...
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Bitcoin Server won't connect, timeout error

I am trying to run/sync bitcoind -server for the first time on linux and it is not connecting end of Debug log gives me this... new Added 14 addresses from ::: 0 tried, 91 new 93 addresses found ...
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0 connections now, but I had been using Bitcoin QT for a while without problems

I had been using my Bitcoin client for months on my Windows computer running XP. One day, I have trouble connecting to anything else on the internet, but my Bitcoin client seems to be running okay. ...
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How does the Bitcoin p2p network work? Does it need port forwarding?

But does every peer node in the bitcoin p2p network need to have ports forwarded in order to participate? Otherwise, how does the p2p network work in the Bitcoin network? I heard that there are some ...
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What is [::]:0 address in bitcoin debug.log?

I am trying to run and connect multiple nodes on a single machine, i.e different nodes using different ports. I am having trouble in connecting the nodes and making them talk to each other. While ...
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Bitcoin qt won't update

I installed Bitcoin Qt, and it began updating the blocks extremely slowly. After several hours, I restarted the program, thinking it might speed it up. Now, it appears completely stagnant; the icon in ...
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Are nodes that don't accept inbound connections necessarily leechers?

Gavin Andresen and James Lopp seem to think that nodes that don't accept inbound connections could be called "leechers" in the same way a torrent leecher takes but doesn't give (or at least they did 5 ...
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Slush's Pool Worker Offline?

I am using GUI miner to mine on Slush's Pool. I have connected with my miner and everything is connected. I have even had a share accepted. But it says my worker is offline. Why is this?
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JSON-RPC Connection Problem!

I use bitcoind. And I have simple bitcoin wallet with simple login-register system. Error Code; Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'Incorrect response id (request id: 1, ...
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Clarification of some getaddr() function inputs and outputs

In the Bitcoin system to discover new nodes, each node communicates with its peers by sending getaddr() to the peers. Based on the bitcoin implementation: //! the maximum percentage of nodes to ...
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How does the network handle changing IPs?

From what I understand, when a node first comes online, it requests a list of known IPs from all of it's peers. I'm assuming that by doing that, it shares its own ip to all of the peers, which in turn ...
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No connection to Bitcoin network from known Tor IP?

I have a very fast home Internet connection. I decided to share my bandwidth by setting up a Tor relay on an unused machine on my home network. Any connection I make from my home connection to an ...
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Just installed bitcoin, but it won't connect

Total newbie at bitcoin; long time Linux user. kubuntu precise 64: My first attempt was just to download it (a slightly older version than the one from the ppa below), untar it and run the executable....
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How does one node connect to other nodes

I am wondering how does one client connect to whole blockchain system if there is no centralized node which connecting other nodes together? So for example if I want to create my own decentralized ...
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How to trigger port for Bitcoin client (e.g. 8333)

According to this it's possible to have incoming connections to Bitcoin client by forwarding port 8333 on the router. I was wondering if there is some specific port range Bitcoin Core uses for making ...
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What does this mean? RPC_CLIENT_NOT_CONNECTED = -9, // Bitcoin is not connected

I'm building a service which does some automatic Bitcoin transactions and balance checking. In the system I now created some logging, which told me that my bitcoind daemon (running on Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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difference between inbound and outbound connection

I'm running a bitcoin full node (bitcoin core) via Tor. I noticed I have only outbound connections (using maxconnections=16 in the conf file), but not even an inbound one. So which is exactly the ...
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Which peers does a node broadcast a new block to?

In the Bitcoin network, when a miner discovers a new block, he needs to broadcast it to other nodes. Does the node only broadcast to outbound connections or does it broadcast to inbound connections as ...
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Why connected node count have dropped since august 1st?

before 1st august i used to connect to 55+ nodes on my bitcoin-core, even if i kept the bitcoin-core running for 12 hours. but after 1st of august, the connected nodes count is not going above 15-23 ...
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Can exist bitcoin network with all nodes behind NAT?

If I run bitcoin client for the first time its try to make TCP connection with saved list of IPs and port 8333 -other nodes. If this nodes are behind NAT with IP 192.168.0.XX and public IP from the ...
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miner_proxy and minerd Settings

I've started a mining account of Wemineltc.com, and have decided to go down the track of CPU mining. I looked up the relative tutorials on how to do so, and I got some different results. I set the ...
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p2pool inbound connections

I am trying to get inbound connections on my p2pool instance. I currently have 6 outbound connections and the pool is working fine, but I would like to have more connections (might help get a few less ...
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My MultiBit is unable to connect

I have installed my MultiBit wallet and there is red "connecting" sign in left bottom corner. Wallet never connects. When I try it from another place (my friends house) everything is ok. It is ...
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Bitcoin Core client on multiple computers

I have one computer with a full node bitcoin core. I would like to have bitcoin-qt installed on a different computer but I don't want to download the full blockchain again in the other computer. I ...
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Why does my public IP show a Bitcoin Node is running when it is set up over Tor?

I've set up my node to run exclusively over TOR. But when I check https://bitnodes.earn.com/ and a few other sites with my public IP to check if a bitcoin node is accepting incoming connections, it ...
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Error connecting to json rpc server

For testing purposes, I need to connect from a web page in my shared hosting account (on the public internet) to my json rpc server which is running on my laptop . So bitcoind is running on my laptop, ...
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Does Bitcoin limit the number of parallel connections from the same IP?

Is there a measure in place to prevent an adversary from connecting to a Bitcoin node many times in parallel, thus saturating its open connection slots?
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How can I use raw litecoin protocol to connect to nodes?

I am trying to connect to litecoin nodes using raw protocol. I follow Ken Shirriff instructions from this article . My code works perfect with bitcoin, so I just replaced bitcoin nodes connection ...
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Bitcoin core closes inbound connections every 10 minutes

I noticed that Bitcoin core will close incoming connections every 10 minutes. Wireshark captures [FIN, ACK] are received from the node. It looks like Bitcoin core is monitoring the connection time. ...
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How to install correctly this PiWallet Script in Ubuntu?

Good evening everyone.   I'm trying to set up the piWallet wallet (https://github.com/johnathanmartin/piWallet) on Linux.  I was able to successfully install the "Bitcoind Server" (which works very ...
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How to Enable Port Forwarding for Litecoin Mining?

I've just started Litecoin mining, and I've realized that my blockchain takes eons to download, even though its only less than 4GB. I've read several other posts on the same problem, but none of them ...
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Multibit: Connecting

I am not able to connect to my wallet using Multibit ("Connecting..." on the bottom left corner). Im using the TAILS OS (Multibit and my wallet are located in the "Persistent" folder). After reading ...