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Questions tagged [monerod]

Name of monero daemon (replacing bitmonerod) starting with the v0.10.0 - Wolfram Warptangent - release

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What is the fastest way to synchronize the daemon?

Running the daemon without any modifications can take a long time to synchronize. Are there any faster options for synchronizing the daemon with the network?
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Monero or Bitmonero?

If Monero is official name of this project, why is the name bitmonero still commonly used? Even the daemon is named bitmonerod. Are both names Monero or Bitmonero considered correct?
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I forgot to upgrade (from CLI or GUI v0.13 to CLI or GUI v0.14) and, as a result, accidentally synced to the wrong (alternative) chain

I forgot to upgrade (from CLI or GUI v0.13 to CLI or GUI v0.14) and, as a result, accidentally synced to the wrong (alternative) chain. How do I resolve this issue?
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How does the dynamic fee calculation work?

A pull request on github for dynamic fee calculation was just submitted. How does this new dynamic fee calculation work?
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My blockchain is stuck, how do I “unstuck” it?

During the last few weeks a common, reoccurring, question seems to be how to get one's blockchain "unstuck". This guide will, hopefully, provide some assistance in doing so.
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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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How do I gracefully stop the monerod daemon process?

I started monerod as a background daemon with the --detach flag. Suppose I want to restart my computer, how do I gracefully stop the process? Can I just kill it? Thanks in advance.
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Why does `monerod` on Raspberry Pi 3 with a copied LMDB not catch up with new blocks?

I have both a macOS system and a Raspberry Pi 3 on the same home network. Both are having Monero release 0.10.1.0 installed. I stopped the daemon on macOS, and then copied the entire .bitmonero ...
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What programming language(s) are used in building Bitmonerod, Simplewallet, Kovri, and the Monero GUI?

What programming languages are being used to build Bitmonerod, Simplewallet, Kovri and the Monero GUI? Are multiple languages used within the same application? What is the level of programming ...
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Is it safe to share a daemon with a roommate?

Are there any security concerns with sharing a Monero daemon with a roommate to send or receive transactions? If we each person has their own wallet, encrypted with a very strong password what are ...
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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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Setup remote-connectable node?

I'd like to setup a full remote node for personal usage (meaning I want it to act as a full node to help decentralize the network, but I don't want it to be open to everyone for use with the GUI / CLI ...
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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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What is a “[P2P0]WARNING: no two valid MoneroPulse DNS checkpoint records were received” warning?

At the end of synchronization I saw this error: [P2P0]WARNING: no two valid MoneroPulse DNS checkpoint records were received I noticed no effect on the functionality of the daemon or the wallet, ...
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Meaning of “62 days ahead” message after full node has finished synchronizing

What does the message "62 days ahead" message mean? My full node has finished synchronizing (I confirmed this by comparing my block height with both moneroblocks.info and Explore.MoneroWorld.com)
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Why does monerod consume so much CPU?

I'm on an i7 core but monerod consumes up to 300% CPU at times. When I am catching up on the blockchain, it renders my computer nearly unusable. Is this normal? When the chain is synced, CPU use is ...
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How do I move the blockchain (data.mdb) to a different directory during (or after) the initial sync without losing the progress?

I am currently performing the initial sync to the default directory, but my drive is nearly full. How do I move (and subsequently sync) the blockchain to another drive without losing the progress?
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Usefulness of an intermittent full node

I run bitmonerod on my laptop when I'm using the computer but I shut it down for the night. I don't mine due to the computer relatively low capabilities. How useful for the whole Monero network is a ...
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Are any other macOS users having problems building bitmonerod with release-static? [closed]

I've been running a couple of nodes on macOS for some time now, and I usually pull down new source from the master repo once a week or so and rebuild so I have the latest and greatest. I'm now seeing ...
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How do I build Monero for Windows from source?

Are there detailed build instructions for building Monero for Windows? Does the version of Windows we are building for (7,8, 10) (x86 vs x64) require different dependencies? edit: Can we compile ...
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Error: send que size more than ABSTRACT_SERVER_SEND_QUE_MAX_COUNT

What does this bitmonerod error mean? ERROR {6} {p1} 2016-07-24 17:47:31.294360 [abstract_tcp_server2.inl+512 ::do_send_chunk] send que size is more than ABSTRACT_SERVER_SEND_QUE_MAX_COUNT(1000), ...
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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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Why does my bitmonero fail to load?

I'm trying to run a node for the first time on linux mint, and let the blockchain update while I was asleep. When I woke up this morning my computer was unresponsive, and I did a hard shutdown. Now ...
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Why is it faster to synchronize from the network than to import from a raw data file?

I've read some places that its faster to synchronize from the network than to download and then import a raw blockchain file. Why is it faster to synchronize from the network?
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How to configure MoneroD logging

Is it possible to configure what monerod is logging to the console? Specifically I would like to filter out the marked as INC.
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How much time to have blockchain synced?

I am wondering if there's a command to predict / calculate how much time does bitmonerod.exe still need for a blockchain fully synced. Currently its 404321/1133160 and my network usually has a ...
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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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electrum seed word list for monero != official electrum wordlist (english): why?

even if only the first three characters are significant/considered, the english wordlists differ quite a bit, in terms of population(2048 words vs 1626) as well as content(other language versions ...
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Is there information available about the Levin protocol?

Is there any information available about the Levin protocol? It seems to be used for the peer to peer communication. Things like: The working of the protocol? What are the benefits? Why was it ...
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Determining the number of available outputs by denomination

How can I determine the entire number of available blockchain outputs for each denomination? Is there a blockexplorer that tracks this data or a bitmonerod command I can use to find the answer to ...
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how do I make monerod play nice with process supervision?

For some reason monerod gets angry if it reads EOF from stdin and decides to exit. I don't know why. Go ahead, try it: monerod < /dev/null This is really unfriendly behavior for daemons, ...
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Does the kovri pre-alpha build already work for running a monero node?

As i understand kovri aims to add support for the I2P network through C++ code instead of the java code it is originally built on. Not only as a monero specific implementation, but also as a general ...
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Alternative Monero implementations

Considering the hardforks planned in Monero, it seems that having several implementations of the daemon is a difficult task as they would need to be kept in sync. I wondered however: Have there been ...
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Why are there so many different amounts received when receiving a payment?

Do the amounts received correlate to the mixin level when sent?
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How to mix correctly?

I have noticed that Monero mixes are usually a bunch of very small txs and then a much larger one that accounts for almost the whole amount sent. I also hear talk that one should not be sending "...
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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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Will the experimental Monero Trezor firmware continue to work after January?

In January, Monero will hard-fork to begin to support RingCT (optionally until September). It will also introduce dynamic fee transactions. The existing monero trezor firmware does not support ...
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What exactly is the relationship between Monero and I2P

I know they both compliment each other but I'm trying to figure exactly how they both work together. Is it used for the anonymity? Sorry for the newb question, I have just really been trying to figure ...
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Why is monerod not connecting to any peers?

I've downloaded the latest Monero full node (0.10.2.1) 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 ...
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How to setup autostart of monerod in Ubuntu 16.04?

I've setup the systemd service: $ cat /etc/systemd/system/monerod.service [Unit] Description=Starts Monero Node [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target [Service] Type=simple After=networking.service ...
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How to query the memory pool?

Block explorer explorer.xmr.my shows the contents of the memory pool. Does monerod, monero-wallet-cli or another CLI utility allow to query the Monero's memory pool? If so, how?
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How do I reduce the apparent memory usage of Monero?

We all know that LMDB uses a memory-mapped database, so the actual usage of memory by the monero network service process (aka monerod, monero daemon) is very minimal (once network synchronization has ...
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Does the Monero daemon and wallet connect with other nodes by ssl or unencrypted?

Do Monero nodes connect to each other by encrypted channels or non-encrypted? Is Monero resistant to spying by ISP, in other words can Monero use be censored in its current form?
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GUI / monerod v0.13.0.3 does not start on Linux because of “./monero-wallet-gui: error while loading shared libraries: libhidapi-libusb.so.0”

GUI / monerod v0.13.0.3 does not start on Linux because of "./monero-wallet-gui: error while loading shared libraries: libhidapi-libusb.so.0". How do I resolve this particular issue?
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Where is the Monero blockchain stored on Linux build?

I'm a Linux newbie and I don't know where monerod is storing the blockchain.
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When syncing Monero's blockchain from scratch, why does it begin fast and end slow?

I'm currently syncing from scratch, and noticed that the first million blocks or so synced really fast, but the final blocks take forever. Why is this?
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sc_reduce32 … is it really supposed to be that complicated?

sc_reduce32 in crypto-ops.c looks super involved, but according to MRL-0003.pdf, its just: 4.1.11 sc_reduce Takes a 64-byte integer and outputs the lowest 32 bytes modulo the prime q . This is ...
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Will command line daemon/wallet still be available after the release of the official GUI?

Will the Monero command line daemon/wallet programs still be available after the release of the official GUI? Will Monerod will be blended in similarly to how bitcoin core node/wallet is?
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automatically banned IP addresses

I have not banned any IP address manually but I notice with the command ̀bans that some IPs are banned: 76.3.101.16 banned for 86268 seconds 188.232.79.74 banned for 85817 seconds 188.234....
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Running monerod with --block-sync-size 10 syncs a lot faster, why?

Running monerod 10.3.1 on a laptop with a Core i5, 8GB RAM and a DSL connection with 16 MBit downstream and it takes roughly 18 minutes (!!!) for synching 200 blocks when running in default mode (i.e. ...