I want to use Monero Gui wallet with remote node. I trying to set daemon address opennode.xmr-tw.org:18089 or node.moneroworld.com:18089. But it always changes to some unknown for me IP addresses...

So why remote node address always changes? Is it safe to use those random daemon IP addresses instead of trusted opennode.xmr-tw.org:18089 or node.moneroworld.com:18089?

  • What IP address does it change to? – Mogens TrasherDK Oct 4 '19 at 15:28
  • There are different IP addresses and they are always changing. – Kanstantsin Oct 4 '19 at 16:59
  • So, let's have some examples of those random addresses. – Mogens TrasherDK Oct 5 '19 at 1:54

In both Simple mode and Simple mode (bootstrap) the GUI will automatically connect to a random remote node. This configuration was preset by developers in order to improve user experience for the less technically inclined. This further means that, in both these modes, users cannot set a custom remote node. Whilst this may change in the future, users currently have to resort to Advanced mode in order to set their custom node. In Advanced mode, you can set the custom node on the Settings page. Switching to a different mode can be done as follows:

  1. Go to the Settings page.

  2. Close the current wallet.

  3. In the wizard, select your desired mode.

  4. Reopen the wallet via the Open a wallet from file option.

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  • But is it safe to use those random remote nodes? I don't care about privacy and have very small amount of XMR. But I don't want my PC hacked. – Kanstantsin Oct 7 '19 at 11:39
  • A remote node cannot steal your funds. Besides, the nodes used for the GUI's Simple mode are the same that are used for node.moneroworld.com – dEBRUYNE Oct 9 '19 at 8:28

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