I am experimenting which Blockchains in a private environment.
I have created two nodes and they are showing up just fine in the ethstats page. One is local on my pc, the other one is also local but in a vm on my pc. I can see that they function well because at mining turned off they both ahve the same best block, and the blockminers are visible.
What is confusing me is that my node 2 is showing up as a peer and not as a separate node:
It is very clear that i am confusing the concept of nodes and peers. I have tried to look up existing questions which made me understand that a node can be a collection of peers. Am I understanding this well?
So how do i define a node and not a peer? Where is the distinction made? What should I do?
to create the so-called peer, I:
- ran the genesis file
- took the ip of the 1st node + enode
- hooked them with the geth command
- waited for import
started mining on both
geth --networkid 46851 --port 30303 --rpc --rpccorsdomain "*" --datadir "c:\\chain\\data-dir" --minerthreads 1 –bootnodes "enode://firstname.lastname@example.org:30303"