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A complete implementation of a Lightning Network node developed by Lightning Labs and other contributors. Licensed under MIT. LND needs btcd, bitcoind, or neutrino as a back-end service.

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Lightning network (lnd): What's the best way to report lnd server issues/ask for help with channels that won't close?

I've been running a lnd/bitcoind node (mainnet) for a few months now. I had a couple open channels, made a couple purchases, things seemed pretty stable. But then I moved cross country, and in the ...
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lncli pendingchannels output: difference between `pending_closing_channels` and `waiting_close_channels`

When plotting lncli pendingchannels, two of the outputs are oddly similar: pending_closing_channels and waiting_close_channels. I have only seen my closed channels either as the output closedchannels ...
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Why is last channel's expiry different in Lightning Network Routes?

Both in the Basic of Lightning Technology (BOLT) documents, and in the specification of lnd, there is a different treatment for the last channel in a route. In BOLT#2 it refers to a variable ...
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How to create bidirectional channels using LND?

I created a channel with following command. But its not bidirectional by default. lncli openchannel --node_key=02cdf83ef8e45908b1092125d25c68dcec7751ca8d39f557775cd842e5bc127469 --local_amt=390000 ...
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Minimum funds required in a channel in Lightning?

I have noticed that, I cannot exhaust the funds in my channel to one side in lnd. I understand this makes sense so as to have some punishment in case of fraud, but I cannot find the reason for the ...
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lightning daemon rejects bitcoind RPC variables in lnd.conf

I run lnd and bitcoind under their own users, but on the same physical machine. This means lnd has trouble accessing the bitcoind .cookie, so I'm trying to configure lnd to use RPC. When I use 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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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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LN channel lnd + android wallet problem

I am running LN node powered by lnd. Also I have installed on my phone a LN app - Bitcoin Lightning Wallet. I opened a channel from mobile app to lnd node sucessfully (many confirmations), but I ...
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unable to route payment to destination: TemporaryChannelFailure

Keep getting this error following attempting to pay an invoice. root@ubuntu-s-1vcpu-2gb-nyc3-01:~# lncli --network=testnet payinvoice ...
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libwallycore error installing LND on Ubuntu 18.04

I'm setting up an LND node on Ubuntu 18.04. I've installed python3, and cloned the repo. I ran configure, and get this error on the make command: checking byteswap.h, usability... no checking ...
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rpc error: code = Unknown desc = dial tcp 103.102.44.207:9735: connect: connection refused

I'm getting connection refused when I try to connect to a public testnet node. lncli --network=testnet connect 022ff54505fe9b50ce6c3c99c645c9aab67fe91abb01504c5211045b82a09aa757@103.102.44.207:9735 ...
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unable to read macaroon path (check the network setting!): admin.macaroon: no such file or directory on lncli getinfo

Just started lnd for the first time connected to a bitcoind node. Do lncli getinfo and this is the error message. How can I get past this? EDIT: Would like to add that I'm using lnd on testnet, ...
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My lnd node hasn't routed any payments (1 week + since initial setup)

So I finally setup a lightning node (lnd) and according to "feereport" I haven't routed any payments (no fees collected). I have used my node to send payments (yalls, satoshis.place, blockstream...) ...
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Can you run a bitcoin lightning node on a raspberry pi zero?

Will a bitcoin lightning node run on a raspberry pi zero? Does it have to have the full Bitcoin blockchain synced or can it connect to a remote node? Also what are the minimum requirements to get a ...
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How do I get credentials on the bitcoin network?

I'm setting up an LND node so I can learn about Lightning Networks. I apparently need a set of user credentials so that I can connect to the network. How do I get the credentials that I need to set ...
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Lightning Node Daemon hangs at "Initializing btcd backed fee estimator"

I have been trying to connect to my btcd backend on an external server but when I run: lnd --bitcoin.active \ --bitcoin.mainnet \ --debuglevel debug \ --btcd.rpcuser myuser \ --btcd....
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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 505580x1917x1; Channels from the ...
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Share balance between lnd and bitcoind

I have a bitcoind instance with some balance. When I run lnd (which is connected to this bitcoind instance) it seems to use its own wallet. Is there any way I can use lnd with the bitcoind balance ...
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Failed to start lnd.service: Unit bitcoind.service not found. (lnd installation)

I installed my bitcoind and lnd correctly. I put my datadir=/mnt/vdb to bitcoind.conf file and it allows me to start bitcoind with this command: bitcoind -daemon. As a final step, I want to learn lnd ...
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How can I see what is bitcoin tx for pending Lighting channel (lnd)

When I open a new Lightning channel from lncli I get the blockchain tx hash back. But afterwards how can I find this hash later on, if the channel is still pending state? lncli pendingchannels does ...
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When opening a LN channel using LND, what does 'push-amt' do?

I set up Lightning node (LND) and wanted to receive a payment. Autopilot for managing the channels always creates channels w/ zero remote balance, thus nobody can route a payment to/through my node. ...
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How long can my lightning node be safely offline?

I am interested in setting up a full bitcoin and lightning node on my pi. I want to open a few channels and be well connected in the network. I intend to keep this machine on permanently, but may ...
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Obtaining Lightning network graph data

I was wondering if it is possible for me to obtain data about the Lightning network mainnet, particularly the nodes and the edges (channels) in the network. I know that the graph is visualized in ...
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How does lnd's autopilot feature work?

Autopilot automatically connects to peers in order to establish a p2p network. I didn't find however a complete explanation of its motivation and logic.
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lnd service fails frequently

I have bitcoind and lnd set up on my Raspberry Pi according to the guide here. Everything works great for the most part, and my node is up and running. I've been able to open a channel with another ...
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Lightning Wallet (lnd) - Export Private/Public Keys?

Is it possible to export keys from a Lightning Wallet, specifically lnd? I started opening my first channels, and most of what I'm reading says that you want to monitor your wallet balance (in the ...
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ZeroMQ support in Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 out-of-the-box?

In my previous question, I'm wondering why Lightning Networks lnd cannot talk to my Bitcoin Core bitcoind backend. The docs for lnd says it requires ZeroMQ compiled into bitcoind. Does the binary ...
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lightning node daemon hangs at "waiting for chain backend to finish sync, start_height=521042"

I'm using Lightning Networks' lnd 0.4.1-beta node in Windows, with a Bitcoin Core bitcoind full node backend. The bitcoind full node has the --txindex option, and is fully synced according to ...
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RPC call to lnd

I wanto to send a simple "getinfo" request to lnd using golang. I currently have package main import ( "fmt" "log" "net/rpc" ) func main() { client, err := rpc.Dial("tcp", "...
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Updating a lightning node to latest version

I'm running a lightning node on a Raspberry Pi. I'm still learning about the technology and linux as well. But I'm not sure how to securely update my node to the new LND version 0.4.1 and I'd like ...
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Do I need to be already running a full node to run LND Lightning?

I want to start learning about lightning network and try setting up a channel. However I don't know if I need to already be running a full node. I stopped my core client from syncing a while back.
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LND describegraph and getnetworkinfo RPC response

The LND API documentation is here, but doesn't contain much information about what the responses to various calls mean. Can anyone explain what these responses are describing? describegraph['edges'] ...
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