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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bitcoin Peers Connection [duplicate]

I would like to clarify how a client connect with peers. I guess the client has a database which looks for possible peers and how long it connected to them. In case of the first connection, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to connect to litecoin-qt server from more than 3-4 machines

I've created a litecoin-qt server with the following configuration: { "pools" : [ { "url" : "http://192.168.10.5:9332", "user" : "something", "...
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GUIminer, unnable to connect to pool

I'm getting a connection error, or just a "connecting..." message that doesn't stop. though the connection on my end seems to be fine. This is a printout of my console. If there is already a fix for ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Bitcoin client only has 1 connection? [duplicate]

I have had bitcoin for a little bit now. It has been going very smoothly. I have set up 3 accounts for various activities, privacy, and security reasons. I now can not get all of the block chain. ...
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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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