I saw the responses on a few issues regarding ethereum and blockchain sync on this site, and was wondering if anyone could help me with a problem I'm facing.
I've been trying to sync the blockchain with Geth for the past week now and have only managed to get to block 1.1 million. Though initially I enjoyed download speeds of a few second per 256 blocks, speeds have dropped to more than two min per 256 blocks over the last two days. The download keeps breaking off every 15 min with error - not enough peers.
I have tried everything from syncing system clock with time.nist.gov, enabled port forwarding to 30303, turned antivirus and firewall off etc.. but all in vain.
Is there a way to use the
admin.addPeer command and connect to active nodes ? Where could i find a list of fully synced active node? Or is there any other way I could try and speed the blockchain sync up?
Any constructive advise would be much appreciated.