I initialize a node on my private test net passing only the eth interface in the ipcapi parameter expecting that I won't have access in the other interfaces such as admin etc.. However, when I attach a terminal to the node I have access to all apis. What is the puprpose of the ipcapi parameter then?

this is how I initialize start the node listening to ipc connections

geth --datadir ~/ethereum/localnode --ipcapi eth --networkid 1234 console

  • What command are you running to attach to the node? Commented Apr 6, 2017 at 13:25
  • @RichardHorrocks I'm using this command geth attach ipc:~/ethereum/geth.ipc
    – silintzir
    Commented Apr 6, 2017 at 14:30


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