Need to understand how the Geth's light client parameter works. I want to understand the algorithm. Whether some part of the blockchain will be downloaded or will not download anything. In both cases what is the logic applied.

how is it different to the fast parameter of the geth client.

I specifically want to know about --light parameter. What exact algorithm is it using.


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The general background is described here: https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/Light-client-protocol

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  • Fair enough. But the question is very vague, I'm not sure what I could add that would be more helpful... Commented Apr 8, 2017 at 11:36
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