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Questions about Monero bandwidth usage and requirements as it relates to scaling and performance

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What are the differences between incoming/outgoing connections?

If I understood correctly, a connection is outgoing if it was initiated by my node, otherwise it is incoming. Therefore, I was under the impression that with a fully synced blockchain, you should have ...
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The GUI uses all my bandwidth and I can't browse anymore or use another application that requires internet connection

Per title, the GUI uses all my bandwidth and I can't browse anymore or use another application that requires internet connection. How do I resolve this?
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Does the --hide-my-port option reduce traffic?

While trying to maintain a local full Monero or Aeon node with limited bandwith available, does the --hide-my-port option reduce traffic (even if no port forwarding is enabled at the router)?
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How to use a remote node on a very bandwitdh restricted connection?

I set up a remote node for Monero using SSH tunneling, it works great. The problem is that it's using quite a bit of bandwidth. I assumed all bandwidth intensive operations were done in the remote ...
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Bandwidth option in kovri

From kovri command line help, bandwith default parameter is the character "L" -b [ --bandwidth ] arg (=L) What does it represent and what are the possible values ?
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Monerod using all server bandwidth

I have monerod running on ubuntu linux. After syncing, it continued to upload the blockchain to other users. It is using all of my bandwidth! My VPS has an upload limitation which is rather low (no ...
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Has bandwidth usage or data transferred when mining or hosting a full node increased since the "introduction of RingCT"? [duplicate]

I've recently started hosting a handful of nodes on my home internet connection and mining to a pool from these machines, it seems as though my internet connection has become a lot slower and a lot of ...
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Has bandwidth usage or data transferred when mining or hosting a full node increased since the introduction of RingCT?

I've recently started hosting a handful of nodes on my home internet connection and mining to a pool from these machines, it seems as though my internet connection has become a lot slower and a lot of ...
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What is the bandwidth cost of running a full node?

Simply...how much bandwidth will I use when running a full node at home, without mining?
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Does mining use a lot of bandwidth?

If I setup a mining rig, will this use a lot of internet bandwidth? Do you know how many MB per day would be required? Is there a difference for mining pools and solo mining?
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Are there plans to optimize bandwidth usage by implementing something like xthin or compact blocks?

As I understand it now, all transactions are re-transmitted when a new block is found. Is it possible in Monero to implement something similar to compact blocks, and if so is there a timeline for ...
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Throttling/Adjusting Bandwidth in Conjunction with Bitmonerod

When running bitmonerod and using the following bitmonerod bandwidth parameters, is the rate measured in bits or bytes? limit_up Used within bitmonerod while running. limit_down Used within ...
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How many transactions per second can the Monero network handle?

How many transactions per second can the Monero network (theoretically) handle? Did recent LMDB optimizations improve the speed that CPUs can confirm transactions? Is the current limiting factor CPU ...
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