I have not banned any IP address manually but I notice with the command ̀bans that some IPs are banned: banned for 86268 seconds banned for 85817 seconds banned for 86220 seconds

Where do these IP addresses come from?

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I believe the daemon automatically bans peers for a day or so if they try to connect with an out of date client (pre hardfork), or possibly if they're just on the wrong chain for some other reason.


I cannot for the life of me find the original post, but this feature is meant to automatically ignore peers on old Monero versions. This autoban feature is enabled by default.

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