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What benefits are there of using an ARM device like Raspberry Pi?

Raspberry Pi is good for testing the minimum resource requirements needed to run Monero. As long as Monero continues to work on ARM devices like the Raspberry Pi then scaling concerns related to ...
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How do I figure out what nodes I'm connected to and who is sending what to who?

It's a two way connection, the IN refers to connections initiated by the peer, and OUT refers to connections initiated by your node, but communication is duplex. In that status command, the X+Y part ...
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Can I change limit_up speed?

You can change them, either when starting monerod: --limit-rate-up arg (=-1) set limit-rate-up [kB/s] --limit-rate-down arg (=-1) set limit-rate-down [kB/s] --limit-rate ...
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Is there any remote node list to connect simplewallet?

Check out https://moneroworld.com/#nodes for a current list and instructions.
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What is the purpose of running a Monero node?

Purpose is to independently transact yourself, and verify the blockchain state yourself. If you don't need to transact or check transactions, you don't need to run a node. If you don't run a node, ...
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What is the purpose of running a Monero node?

The purpose of running a Monero node is to use Monero, the cryptocurrency. The monero node is a p2p program which keeps the blockchain in sync with the network at large. It is your connection to the ...
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What is a remote node?

Since Monero has a separate daemon monerod, which synchronises with the network, a command line wallet monero-wallet-cli and a GUI wallet monero-wallet-gui to generate keys, sign transactions etc. ...
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What are the reasons for running a full node on a VPS? How can I do this?

What are the reasons for doing this First, a full node hosted on a VPS ensures high uptime. If you run a node on a personal computer, you will likely only run it partially, because you turn your ...
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Is there a public remote testnet node?

I couldn't find a public remote testnet node, so I created one on a VPS. Here's the address... 159.203.250.205:38081 If you're testing the official CLI wallet, include these options... ./monero-...
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Peers often report unknown top blocks. How can I find more reliable peers?

Having a partially synced chain does not mean unreliability. It might be that these nodes are syncing the chain, as you presumably did at some point too. Banning these nodes would mean noone can start ...
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What are the reasons for running a full node on a VPS? How can I do this?

In addition to the issues of uptime and convenience that dEBRUYNE mentioned, another reason for running a node on a VPS could be that you want to run a service that utilizes a Monero wallet, but you ...
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Do checkpoints make initial blockchain sync faster?

Yes. The daemon doesn't check transaction signatures when under a checkpoint. There are other possible optimizations, but I think that's the only one active right now.
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How do I figure out what nodes I'm connected to and who is sending what to who?

Pretty sure that's how it works. You can also use the command "status" and you'll see at the end of the line a number like "8+1" this shows the number of nodes you are connected to, and after the + ...
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Is there any benefit to the network by running multiple full nodes from one location?

It's even harming the network, since every full node will be synching the whole blockchain from other nodes and using their bandwidth without giving more back to the network than one full node at this ...
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How to nodes discover other nodes?

Monero wallet's daemon monerod initially and when all recent peers are offline tries to connect to one of the hard coded seed nodes, currently these are: seeds.moneroseeds.se seeds.moneroseeds.ae.org ...
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Should one disable the Windows firewall for the Monero Wallet GUI?

To connect to one of moneroworld nodes, one has to establish an outgoing connection. Default firewall policy is to allow outgoing connections and block incomming connections. So you don't need to ...
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Can a full Monero node be restricted to run only at specific times?

You can use cron to start and stop monerod at the times you want. Best is to run monerod with the --detach flag to run as daemon, then run without it but the exit command when you want to stop it: ...
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What does this p2p info mean from the daemon log?

Not sure random debug log questions are on topic for stack exchange, but... Field 2 is the thread logging this message. Hop is the (untrusted) number of peers forwarding the object. ...
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Does the ARM v6 have enough power to be a Monero node?

Thanks to Monero Reddit people, I solved the issue. This is the link to the discussion. The issue was related to timezones because the timezone of the system was set on wrong timezone, one hour ...
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Mitigating Risks of Forking Monero

the link to the original code base is maintained Depends what you mean by "link". There is a link to the original code that is maintained whether you fork publicly on GitHub or whether you clone to a ...
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MoneroWorld Remote Nodes Not Working

MoneroWorld is not dead. Unlikely a ports issue, it's all outbound. You are connecting to it then trying to start_mining and herein lies your issue - you are trying to mine on a remote public node. ...
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Opening Port 18080 for Incoming Connections on Router

The methods to open ports are specific to the router you have. You don't need physical access to the router, just access to the routers web admin interface. So, I suggest you search for your specific ...
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Is there a way to see all the transactions coming through my Monero node?

Yes. You will need to increase the log level in the daemon. E.g. set_log +daemon.rpc:DEBUG should suffice.
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What ports should I forward on my router to be most useful to the network?

As I answered to your previous question, you do not need to forward any ports for the p2p interface. This is the interface nodes use to send each other data, such as blocks. transactions and peerlists....
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Can an ISP swap out Monero's default peers? Would this be detectable?

Since those peers are hardcoded into the Monero software, could a malicious ISP intercept initial communications by redirecting traffic to those peers? Sure, to another valid Monero node. Traffic ...
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Is there any remote node list to connect simplewallet?

In addition to https://moneroworld.com/, there is also an automatically updated list of remote nodes on https://www.xmr.be/ (i.e. nodes on this list should always work). DISCLAIMER: I am the author ...
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Is there any remote node list to connect simplewallet?

There are more open nodes listed here: https://moneroworld.com/#nodes
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How can you minimize risks to your privacy when using a remote node?

If it's only about sending moneroj, one could generate locally a signed transaction and forward it through a service like https://xmrchain.net/rawtx using tor/i2p/vpn to hide the originating IP.
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Why isn't communication between wallet and daemon encrypted?

I'm not qualified to answer this but I'll provide this in answer in the hopes that someone more qualified will step in. There is no reason why you shouldn't connect to a remote node, but any node you ...
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What are the 'Login (optional)' fields for in the GUI settings?

These fields are used to connect to a daemon requiring a username and a password (when the monerod daemon was started with the --rpc-login option).
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