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After Kovri arrives will some full nodes need to remain on clearnet?

There will be three modes: I2P only: all traffic goes through I2P Clearnet only: all traffic goes through clearnet I2P/clearnet bridged: blocks go through clearnet, transactions go through I2P Since ...
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Full node with "8+0 connections"

8 is the number of peers that you are connected to. 0 is the number of peers that are connected to you. if you want to allow others to connect to you, you need to open port 18080 on your firewall/...
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After Kovri arrives will some full nodes need to remain on clearnet?

Yes. I think exchanges and such will probably want to remain on clear net. This will require some nodes to operate as "bridge" nodes that will route information between clear and i2p networks.
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Does each node have a maximum number of peers?

A node will connect to up to 8 peers by default (P2P_DEFAULT_CONNECTIONS_COUNT in src/cryptonote_config.h). I think there is no set limit of incoming connections, though if a lot of peers try to ...
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Why is monerod not connecting to any peers?

There is a problem with the seed nodes at the moment. This is fixed in the coming release, hopefully in the next day or two: https://github.com/monero-project/monero/pull/1879 In the meantime, you ...
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Full node with "8+0 connections"

You can set the number of your daemon outgoing peers (ie, peers it connects to) with the command line parameter --out-peers. The default is 8. For having incoming peers, you need to open up your ...
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How to manually add public nodes to your node?

... --add-peer node.supportxmr.com:18081 --add-peer arg is the correct parameter, however, by the peers you are trying to add it's clear you are using the other peers RPC interface, not their p2p ...
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Does each node have a maximum number of peers?

You can set the number of your daemon outgoing peers (ie, peers it connects to) with the command line parameter --out-peers. The default is 8. For having incoming peers, you need to open up your ...
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Is Monero in I2P secure now, and how do I do it?

This question [After Kovri arrives will some full nodes need to remain on clearnet? ] deals with peer discovery through Kovri. How about peer discovery right now if I wanna run a full node in I2P? ...
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Who controls the servers behind the IP addresses used for bootstrapping nodes for (initial) peer discovery?

As a partial answer, here is a list of reverse DNS lookups followed by their respective WHOIS owners: 107.152.130.98 > monero.cc > Riccardo Spagni 212.83.175.67 > poneytelecom.eu > Unknown 5.9.100....
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How does a node maintain its anchor peer list?

Leaving aside exclusive peers, when a node starts for the very first time, it connects to the seed peer(s) to get an initial peer list. It then attempts to maintain at least 2 anchor peers (if it ...
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How do I re-enable incoming connections?

I was suffering from something similar yesterday. When I turned my OS X firewall off, I got the incoming connections back. When I turned it back on, I got 0 incoming connections again. To fix it, I ...
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Is it possible to use light wallets / remote nodes with Kovri?

The goal as outlined by Mr. Fluffy is to use I2P to broadcast transactions and provide Monero services. By default, Monero nodes would still connect as they do now for communicating new blocks and ...
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Can the Monero network survive if nodes never enable incoming peers? Is it a threat to decentralization?

Theoretically if no node accepted incoming connections then the network would be limited to transactions originating from any of the aforementioned nodes. The network would survive as miners would ...
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How does the mixing work?

Monero does not require that "mixing" happens at the same time that other spenders want to "mix" their coins. Rather, the sender constructs the complete transaction prior to broadcasting it to the ...
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How do I re-enable incoming connections?

I figured out what my issue was. I checked my ufw rules, and there was no rule for allowing port 18080. After allowing that port and reopening monerod (not sure if that was necessary), I'm quickly ...
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What is the maximum number of incoming connections by default? 0 or unlimited?

The default value for in-peers is -1 (unlimited). The reason -1 is (in effect) unlimited is because max_in_connection_count is an unsigned integer and therefore 0-1 wraps to the maximum of an uint32_t ...
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What purpose is served by the file p2pstate.bin?

This file contains the list of peers the node knows about, along with the time they were last seen. Deleting it clears that memory, and the node will have to rely on seed nodes to get a new list of ...
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Monero GUI: unable to sync

There is a problem with the seed nodes at the moment. This is fixed in the coming release, hopefully in the next day or two: https://github.com/monero-project/monero/pull/1879 In the meantime, you ...
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