Questions tagged [nodes]

Questions concerned with (full) nodes, i.e. relay points in the Bitcoin network.

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Is there a list of mining pools' Bitcoin nodes IPs?

Is there a list containing the IPs of Bitcoin nodes owned by various mining pools?
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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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What benefit does a non-mining client provide to the network?

I know running a client will help propagate transactions around the network, but I also know a non-mining client will not contribute to the security of the network. Are there any other benefits of ...
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Internet speed required to run the Bitcoin client

What is the rough estimate of internet speed needed to run the standard client? Does a faster Internet connection increase the client performance (by that I mean how fast it updates its blockchain, ...

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