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I agree with Alex Bosworth and I have pointed this out about one year ago when I have filed an issue about the strategy used by the LND autopilot which basically looks for nodes with a high channel count. This is one of the reasons why I have created a standalone autopilot and provided an integration for c-lightning. There are several kind of information we ...


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Here's a site with all the nodes on mainnet https://1ml.com


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I am developer of https://lightblock.me It's a tool which lets you search for nodes which you wish to connect to, take the URI of the node you want to connect and use it with "connect" command.


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In order for list nodes to provide some output you need to first connect to at least one peer on the network. Because the peer is giving you all the information from the gossip protocol about announced nodes and announced channels. So do lightning-cli connect 03efccf2c383d7bf340da9a3f02e2c23104a0e4fe8ac1a880c8e2dc92fbdacd9df@144.76.235.20:9735 to peer with ...


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As for (1) yes you can use tools like the recksplorer as suggested by JBaczuk but you can also query the gossip store of your lightning node directly. Each node has to know the entire topology of the network for source based routing. C-Lightning provides a command line interface to retrieve this data. However nodes can have private channels or be even ...


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This is done via the peer 2 peer network that comes along with lightning and is specified in BOLT 07 - routing-gossip. If you read the details you will see that you have to peer to a node in order to maintain a channel. But you could also establish peer2peer connections with other peers without the necessity to maintain a channel. The peer protocol ...


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Every Chanel that us public is announced on the gossip protocol and in the channel announcement message linked to a funding transaction. What you can do (and what 1ml most likely does) is to save spent funding TX as close channels. As the gossip protocol will only forward channel announcement messages for open channels (those where the funding TX was not ...


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You can try recksplorer at https://rompert.com/recksplorer/ to get a node count, or drill down on individual nodes: Source is at: https://github.com/chemicstry/recksplorer


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Here there are some properties: Node reliability: On-line connected 24/7. History: when the node came online for first time. Routing: How many channels has the node. Capacity: How much capacity can the handle through channels


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The command you are looking for is listpeers. That will only show your direct peers and the channels you have open with them.


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Here's a snapshot of the listchannels output on c-lightning as of Feb 19 2018 https://gist.github.com/coinables/4f29d85c3902b3d8b0d929cd318af3f9 And same time as above but the output is for listnodes https://gist.github.com/coinables/19223b8bf09a24a3a6e8240433df04bf With these two data sets you should be able to create a simple nodes & edges ...


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