Questions tagged [full-node]

A device on the internet running the monero software, with a full copy of the monero blockchain, actively assisting the monero network in maintenance of that blockchain.

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How can I use Monero without syncing the blockchain?

Suppose I have a computer that doesn't have a lot of storage space, or suppose I don't want to wait a while for the blockchain to be synced with my computer. What can I do to use Monero faster without ...
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How will the implementation of Kovri work from a user perspective?

This is really a multi-part question that I'm happy to trim/change/delete if it's too broad and/or speculative. Part A - Assuming an average, not-particularly-tech-savvy user is excited about Kovri ...
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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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Minimum system requirements for Monero?

What are the minimum system requirements to run a full Monero node? Specifically: How much RAM do I need? How much disk space is required? Is a SSD needed to sync in a reasonable period of time? Is ...
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What is MoneroPulse?

I've seen some messages in the daemon about MoneroPulse - what is it and what does it do? The only reasonable reference I can find online is this Tweet that says "MoneroPulse: a loosely distributed ...
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Will Monero have wallet clients similar to SPV so that a fully validated node is less necessary?

If so, how would it work and how much better/worse would it be compared to using a full node, especially the privacy implications. Obviously as Monero usage increases, end users should be using ...
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Is it possible to run a full monerod node on Android?

I have a spare Android smartphone and thought of running a full node on it, since its power consumption is very low and I wouldn't have to run my PC all day but still would have an up to date monerod ...
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Can we practically compensate full nodes

Is it practical to compensate full nodes in the Monero network? The nodes that aren't mining The primary issue with non-Proof of Stake methods is the sybil attack, but requiring full nodes to already ...
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What does Monero's scaling roadmap look like

I know Monero is dynamically scalable, but everyone knows that simply increasing blocksize does not make a blockchain scale. Nodes will still need to download the entire blockchain to function. The ...
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Is there a way to view and/or calculate the value of all utxo's?

I'm thinking of this as a way of verifying total coin supply. I've seen another thread about a command to add up all coinbase tx's to do the same, but I'm curious about the utxo approach. Thanks
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What are "white" and "gray" in the peer list?

When I use the "print_pl" command in simplewallet to see the peer list, the first attribute of each line is either "white" or "gray". What is the meaning of it?
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Is there a list of active monero full nodes?

Is there a list of active Monero full nodes? Something like Bitnodes for Bitcoin that maintains a list of IP addresses for currently active Monero nodes.
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What's the easiest way to integrate Monero Payments without trusting a third party?

I would like to integrate Monero payments on my website. I already know some of the PHP Libraries and https://monero-merchants.com/ Is there a simple way (somehow easy like monero-merchants.com) to ...
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What is the Monerodo Operating System?

What is the Monerodo Operating System (Monerodo OS)? What is its relationship to Monero, and how safe is it?
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How can I access my full node remotely from another location?

What is the procedure for accessing my full node remotely from another location? What security precautions are most important when doing so?
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Does the CONOP definition exclude pruning branches from its node definition?

Paul Sztorc in his post Measuring Decentralization defined CONOP as For this section, the cost of the option to create a full node will be referred to as the “cost of node-option” or “CONOP”. The ...
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How do I use a computer with a wallet to access a headless node at my home?

I'm running a headless, low wattage Ubuntu 16.04 (x86, if that matters) system that I have SSH'ed into, ran Screen, ran ./monerod, and then detached the Screen. This is my node. I also set up this ...
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How do full nodes vs miners secure the network differently?

If I run a full node I am supposedly contributing to network security by keeping a copy of the blockchain If I mine (via pool or solo) I contribute to the network through verification of blocks How ...
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Can I run my simplewallet node from an external hard drive?

Constantly updating and scanning the blockchain for newly discovered blocks is eating up a lot of memory on my Mac. Can I run simplewallet and bitmonerod from my 1 TB external HDD and only when its ...
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Why is the Monero node separate from the wallet?

Is there a good idea for having a node and wallet separate? Or should they be together?
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For what reason could I use the monerod 'ban' command?

For what reason could I use the monerod 'ban' command? What harm can it prevent?
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What are the reasons for running a full node on a VPS? How can I do this?

I've seen some people say they run full nodes on a VPS. What are the reasons for doing this and how might I do it too?
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Why do I need to refresh my wallet?

If I run a full node on the same computer as simplewallet why do I need to "refresh" my wallet to see new incoming and outgoing transactions? Will the new official GUI now in development eliminate ...
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Monero Height at a standstill

My Height seems to be stuck here 335459/335459 (100.0%) on mainnet But when I check the current height online it's 1289240 Could someone help me?
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Miner publishes a block to the network with a lag

I just noticed that a pool has "retained" a new block for quite a long time. See snapshot below where the block was found 3 minutes ago but still not pushed to the network (my own node was not seeing ...
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Downloading Monero updates using the existing Monero P2P network

Instead of downloading Bitmonero updates from centralized sources such as GitHub or Getmonero would it be possible to distribute updates by using the existing Monero P2P network of full nodes? If ...
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For people with spare Raspberry Pis what is the easiest way to get a full node running?

I got some raspberry pi 3s kicking around and would like to put them to use.
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Should I run my Monero Node on Linux, Windows or macOS / OS X? [closed]

I am a complete novice when it comes to running Monero-related software, and have only used MyMomero and Exchanges thus far. I now intend to dive into this area, and set up my own Monero Node. As I ...
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How do I check if monerod is up to date

Is there a way to tell if a node I am running is "current" along with the rest of the network? For example, if I am checking transactions against my node, how do I first ensure that my node's copy of ...
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How do I compile Monero for Raspberry Pi 3 (ARMv8)?

The Raspberry Pi 3 does have 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU. The official downloads offer a build for ARMv7. Is there any (performance) advantage in compiling your own binaries for Raspberry Pi 3, ...
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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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How can you minimize risks to your privacy when using a remote node?

If a user sends Monero through a remote node, then the remote node operator would know the originating IP of that transaction. What are the steps that a user is able to take to reduce this potential ...
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Preventing DDoS attacks against a Monero service while protecting user privacy [closed]

How can I best protect a Monero service (clearnet) from DDoS attacks while at the same time protecting the privacy of users? The Monero service will require that I provide users with the IP address of ...
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Can we use Coinshuffle++ insights to improve privacy in relaying Monero transactions? [closed]

Coinshuffle is a communication protocol that allows for a number of peers to privately collaborate in making a Bitcoin coinjoin transaction in such a way that they all provide their addresses for the ...
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Technical contributions of non-mining full nodes

How does a full node without hashing power help the Monero network? What is the contribution made by non-mining full nodes?
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What is the purpose of running a Monero node?

Why should I keep a Monero node running? Will I be making profit from network fees from transfers?
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Block added as alternative on height xxxxx

I've noticed this message in monerod many times since running the software. Can someone explain what these alternative blocks are?
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Does the network benefit more from a local full node than through a VPS?

Not having much technical background, I was wondering if there is an actual difference running it locally (99% uptime) or on a VPS, on terms of how much benefit the network gains from it? (Considering ...
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What benefits are there of using an ARM device like Raspberry Pi? [closed]

I've seen ARM listed as one of the options on the Monero website. What benefits are there of using Monero with an ARM device like Raspberry Pi instead of a traditional computer? Are there any energy ...
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Is there any advantage for a regular user to run a node?

What do we gain by running a node and what does it accomplish for the Monero network?
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Full nodes suddenly appearing and dissapearing in a geographic region

Aside from changing mining profitability, what are some reasons why large numbers of full nodes would suddenly appear (and later disappear) within a certain geographic region. For example, what could ...
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Are alternate Monero full nodes possible?

I know that Bitcoin has at least one alternate full node implementation, btcd. From what I've heard the Conformal developers spent years on this, and have had to emulate everything (even bugs), and ...
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How significant is the number of threads when mining? (I7-4790K)

I'm currently mining XMR on a dedicated server that has an Intel I7-4790K CPU. It has 4 cores/8 threads, and 8 MB of L3 cache. I'm using cpuminer-multi. This is a full node with the monero daemon ...
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If I wanted to run a Monero node would I be able to limit the number of inbound connections?

I remember trying to set one up before and one of the issues I had was trying to limit the number of inbound connections. edit: by connections, I am referring to the number of peers connected at one ...
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Monero node rewards?

I've heard that running a monero, or any alt-coin node can gain rewards for something. Blockchain discovery maybe? What is this and how does it get claimed?
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I see gray inactive peers. Will they be recorded forever?

I know that white peers are active peers on the latest version and gray peers are either on an unsupported version or inactive. In my understanding, my computer connected to all of these peers ...
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What is a remote node?

There has been a lot of reference to how one can use a remote Monero node for transactions. So what actually is a remote node?
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Can I change limit_up speed?

Default is 2047 kB/s. If I am able to increase this, would it be advantageous for the network? If I were to increase it, what would be a good number?
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If I'm running a full node and wallet on my local network can someone get my wallet information?

If someone connected to my WIFI could they get information about my wallet or steal from me?
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Does running a full node becomes harder as the blockchain grows?

I'm wondering if a larger blockchain means that running a full node is computationally harder, i.e. requires more resources? (maybe more verifications should be done?)
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