Questions tagged [peer]

computer participant in a peer-to-peer (P2P) network

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Why does a node try all grey peers to create a connection?

I am currently analysing the source code of Monero. If a node makes a new connection, it first checks what fraction of its current outgoing connections are to nodes in its white list. If it is above ...
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Who controls the servers behind the IP addresses used for bootstrapping nodes for (initial) peer discovery?

Monero, like Bitcoin has some IPs hardcoded which are used for the initial peer discovery bootstrapping process, see https://github.com/monero-project/monero/blob/...
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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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monerod doesn't connect to peers

I have installed the Monero GUI and it was giving some errors so I went back to the cli. When I run ./monerod everything seems to work fine but when I do status it gives me - Height: 1346603/1346603 (...
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How do I re-enable incoming connections?

Over the course of several upgrades, I have been running monerod for many months now, and I have always connected to incoming peers. For the last few months, it was always 8+37. After running git ...
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Can the Monero network survive if nodes never enable incoming peers? Is it a threat to decentralization?

In many/most cases, typing 'status' in the daemon will prompt the daemon to respond with "8+0" meaning that there are eight outgoing connections, and zero incoming connections. In this example, your ...
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Does each node have a maximum number of peers?

How many peers can each node be connected to simultaneously? Is the maximum the same as the number of full nodes on the Monero network? Are there any performance benefits of limiting the number of ...
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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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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 ...