I see on ethstats that some node are connected to 100, or even 500+ peers. I figured I'd try to increase my peer counts, e.g., in the hope of getting blocks and transactions broadcasted more widely faster.
I use geth --maxpeers=70 , but then, when I go to the geth console (e.g., geth attach), it seems I'm only connected to 35 peers. Where does the limitation come from? How does the node stop accepting peers?
Should I manually call admin.addPeer to add another bunch of peers?