I've downloaded the latest Monero full node ( for Linux (Ubuntu). When I run monerod from command line, I get the following error:

Failed to connect to any of seed peers, continuing without seeds

Using the log output, I see it keeps trying to connect to and fails.

Any ideas for a fix?

Note: I've disabled all the firewalls on this box and punched port 18080 through the router firewall.


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    Is it a really old Ubuntu? Commented Mar 17, 2017 at 21:21

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There is a problem with the seed nodes at the moment. This is fixed in the coming release, hopefully in the next day or two: https://github.com/monero-project/monero/pull/1879

In the meantime, you can supply a node to start from: ./monerod --add-peer --add-peer --add-peer (this is simply adding the first three fallback peers to the command line)

  • Where can I read more about those fallback peers?
    – Mitja
    Commented Mar 21, 2017 at 14:40
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    Look for then in src/p2p/net_nde.in in the get_seed_nodes function.
    – user36303
    Commented Mar 21, 2017 at 22:08
  • I am still having this issue. The first time I ran monerod blocks were syncing (log level 2). Then recently when I restarted monerod to continue where it left off. All I get is connect failed to ___________:18080 , where blank is any ip.
    – Facelook
    Commented Jul 22, 2021 at 15:57

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