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Questions tagged [peer-discovery]

Questions about finding peers on the Monero network

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How does the mixing work?

I have been researching Monero, and I think I understand how ring signatures and stealth addresses work mathematically. However, to create a new ring transaction, you need N peers that want to join ...
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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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Is Monero in I2P secure now, and how do I do it?

First I'd like to say I love this project and I wanna support it and use it as best I can, but I'm a little bad with computers, and with English, so please excuse me. I am interested to set a Monero ...
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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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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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Monero GUI: unable to sync

I'm unable to sync, getting the following errror : 2017-Mar-17 13:28:54.264211 [P2P9]Failed to connect to any of seed peers, continuing without seeds
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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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Is it possible to use light wallets / remote nodes with Kovri?

Kovri is a C++ implementation of I2P. I2P is an acronym for Invisible Internet Protocol. The idea behind I2P is to create an anonymous internet. To me, your average semi-educated enthusiast, this ...
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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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Full node with “8+0 connections”

My full node has been completely synced for a while, but it never shows anything different that "8+0 connections". What do those numbers mean? Shouldn't they increase over time?
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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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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 ...