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How do hard forks avoid peering with each other?

Ports One way that forks can deliberately separate themselves is by using a different TCP port number for network communications. Currency Port Bitcoin 8333 Litecoin 9333 Handshake When two ...
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How do hard forks avoid peering with each other?

It looks like there is no standard on network joins itself together in practice. According to A History of Bitcoin Hard Forks:    The fact that no one person or group can determine when and how ...
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Is there any way to activate full 'leech' mode?

You can start your Bitcoin Core with the -blocksonly configuration option. This stops your node from requesting and relaying unconfirmed transactions, and disallows inbound connections. Your node will ...
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Peer-to-peer - informations about downloading

It will request 16 blocks from each peer it has a connection to. The bytes are written normally. The blocks download is doing via get_blocks et answer blocks message. Thanks for the Murch’s answer.
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Does running a node benefit the network?

I don't think I'm qualified to give a full answer, but I do think a full node which doesn't actually have an "economically active user" behind it could still be a benefit to the network. The ...
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