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Are there plans to optimize bandwidth usage by implementing something like xthin or compact blocks?

Yes, absolutely! Compact blocks is about the most sane scheme we've seen, and we'll likely implement something exactly like that. For those that don't know how it works, the basic idea is that your ...
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What is the bandwidth cost of running a full node?

Bandwidth utilization greatly depends upon whether or not inbound ports are opened up or not. On a fast 10gbit+ VPS with inbound ports opened up, I see 280 GB inbound and 250 GB outbound used. On a ...
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What is the bandwidth cost of running a full node?

You can set this when you start the daemon I believe: Typing monerod --help and scrolling down shows you there are these options: So to limit your bandwidth you could type: monerod --limit-rate 100 ...
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How many transactions per second can the Monero network handle?

Monero transaction confirmations are very quick on modern computers. With LMDB estimates from developers Smooth and NoodleDoodle are that Monero can handle 1700 TPS (up from 1600 TPS pre LMDB). ...
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Does mining use a lot of bandwidth?

Solo mining requires running a full node, pool mining does not. Also, when solo mining, it will usually take much longer to find a block when compared to a pool. Pools do charge a fee, normally 1-2% ...
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Monerod using all server bandwidth

This post should help you a lot. It discusses how to set bandwidth limits. You can change them, either when starting monerod: --limit-rate-up arg (=-1) set limit-rate-up [kB/s] --limit-...
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How many transactions per second can the Monero network handle?

Adding to the previous answer, those TPS estimates assume an Intel i7 2600k quad core processor. So roughly 400 TPS per core. That processor is from 2011, so I assume that this figure will improve ...
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The GUI uses all my bandwidth and I can't browse anymore or use another application that requires internet connection

monerod takes a lot of bandwidth during the initial sync. If you're unable to browse or use any applications that require internet connection, you can limit monerod's bandwidth as follows: Go to the ...
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How many transactions per second can the Monero network handle?

Bandwidth is currently the limiting factor. Assuming an average transaction size of around 15 KiB, nodes can handle ~8 tx/s with every Mbit/s connection speed. There is no real answer to how many ...
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Throttling/Adjusting Bandwidth in Conjunction with Bitmonerod

All of these are measured in kB (1024 bytes). See src/p2p/net_node.inl, in set_rate_up_limit. The defaults are 2048 kB/s upload, and 8192 kB/s download. If those are near or above your connection's ...
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Has bandwidth usage or data transferred when mining or hosting a full node increased since the introduction of RingCT?

Yes, RingCT transactions are much bigger than non-RingCT transactions. The monthly blockchain growth has already more than doubled in comparison to December 2016, when RingCT hasn't been enabled yet. ...
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What are the differences between incoming/outgoing connections?

Your understanding is correct: outgoing connections are initiated by you, incoming connections are initiated by the peer. You can certainly have a peer syncing from you via an outgoing connection ...
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Does the --hide-my-port option reduce traffic?

The --hide-my-port option is used to prevent incoming connections of peers to your node, which would reduce traffic if your node could receive incoming connections. But if your node is behind a ...
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How to use a remote node on a very bandwitdh restricted connection?

If you update to the coming release, and if the remote node you're using is using a recent daemon (the one that'll come with that release), the bandwidth will be much less when refreshing the wallet. ...
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Bandwidth option in kovri

This setting is adopted from the original i2pd and the documentation tells: Bandwidth limit: integer in KBps or letters: L (32), O (256), P (2048), X (>9000)
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Throttling/Adjusting Bandwidth in Conjunction with Bitmonerod

The rate is measured is kiloBytes per second.
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