I setup a private net where only 4 nodes are connected. But when I am doing transactions and checking my transactions log. I am getting hundreds of confirmations. Who can see my private Ethereum blockchain transactions and confirming it?

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Actually confirmations showing in the transactions log are the number of block added over the block containing same transaction. So you can get hundreds of confirmations in a 4 node private net. It's fine.

For more detail on confirmation : What number of confirmations is considered secure in Ethereum?


if your nodes mine blocks (miner.*) so you will get these confirmations no one else is doing that for you. one new block added is a one more confirmation. to check which nodes you are connected use admin.peers or net.peerCount to get the number of the connected nodes.

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