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To run a Bitcoin full node you don't need to have a static IP address as when your IP address changes you should still be able to find peers and connect to them. However, if you want to maintain the same peers getting a static IP address is a good idea. Your connection to existing peers will drop if your IP address changes and you will either reconnect to ...


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Adding more advanced prediction of what transactions are useful to prefill was probably intended as a TODO when Compact Blocks were implemented, but to the best of my knowledge, nobody has worked on it since. It is worth pointing out that Compact Blocks in practice (and in non-adverserial situations) works extremely well. On my own long-running node, as of ...


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Yes you can specify -externalip multiple times. The config option -externalip allows you to specify your own public reachable address. This can also be an onion address. From the Bitcoin Core Tor documentation: The one that will be rumoured to a particular peer is the most compatible one and also using heuristics, e.g. the address with the most incoming ...


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