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How does Dandelion work on old nodes?

AFAIK, Dandelion is not a hard-forking addition to Monero. Meaning, there could still be old nodes in the network that do not support it. How does that work? And what impact do old nodes in the ...
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What is the maximum number of incoming connections by default? 0 or unlimited?

Based on this question in 2016, there is no limit on the number of incoming connections. However, based on this commit in 2018, users can set a limit for this number. By default, when I don't set ...
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How can I get outgoing connections with pfSense as my router?

I set up a static DHCP reservation for my node. I enabled uPNP and port mapping. and I set an ACL to allow 18080 192.168.node.ip/32 18080. I even set an outbound NAT static port for the IP, in ...
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P2P, RPC and Server related code

Is there a recommended source of information as to how Monero interacts with wallets and other nodes? I'd like to get as much information as possible about the structure of the source code and am ...
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Does monero p2p protocol use magic bytes?

Bitcoin (and derived altcoins) use magic byte prefixes to identify their network messages and to distinguish between clients running on different networks/chains such as testnet or an altcoin. Does ...
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What is Monero current communication protocol?

There is a lot of info about on-blockchain privacy, much less about actual peer to peer communications (or I'm extremely bad at finding it). What are the message types (the analogy to inv/addr/getdata/...
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What purpose is served by the file p2pstate.bin?

There are times when it is advised to delete this file, since it will be recreated the next time monerod (or the GUI, running monerod within it) is started. But what's in this file? What does it do? ...
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Could a DDoS attack on the hardcoded seed nodes bring down the Monero network?

I've seen a list of hardcoded seed nodes in the Monero code. If somebody DDoSed these IPs until their servers crashed, would it be enough to bring down the Monero network? If not, what effect would it ...
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Do nodes authenticate other nodes for p2p purposes? (re: incoming connections)

What I'm getting at is... what happens if an attacker/bad actor/etc were to see that I'm running a node and that I'm allowing incoming connections? To what extent is my computer exposed by port ...
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What is Kasisto?

What is Kasisto? Is there a demo available? Is it open source? If so where can I see the source code? Who is the developer? How can I become a beta tester?
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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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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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Can the Monero block chain be used for anonymous communication/ data storage/ private records for small to big entity?

Can the Monero block chain be used to transmit anonymous messages or for data storage?, For example a military secret, confidential state data, company private records, employee payroll, private ...
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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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Why do incoming transfers appear in my wallet later than in block explorer?

ok, so I'm running the standard monero client ( simplewallet ). Twice now I have received incoming transfers from shapeshift.io. The shapeshift interface notified me at the moment the xmr transfer ...
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After Kovri arrives will some full nodes need to remain on clearnet?

After Kovri arrives will some full nodes need to remain on clearnet? How would peer discovery work if all full nodes suddenly converted to I2P for both inbound and outbound connections? If most ...
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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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What does this p2p info mean from the daemon log? [closed]

2016-Jul-30 22:32:06.864931 [P2P0][x.x.x.x:18080 OUT]NOTIFY_NEW_BLOCK (hop 3) 2016-Jul-30 22:32:06.865073 [P2P5][x.x.x.x:18080 OUT]NOTIFY_NEW_BLOCK (hop 4) 2016-Jul-30 22:32:06.865221 [P2P1][x.x.x.x:...
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How do I figure out what nodes I'm connected to and who is sending what to who?

When I type print_cn into the daemon, I see a lot of OUT and IN entries. Does OUT mean that I am sending information OUT to that peer, or is that peer sending information to me? Or is it a two-way ...
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How do the Monero nodes find each other?

Given that there is no point of centralization, where a node can ask 'who are my peers?', how does discovery work?
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