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I'm running a geth node locally on goerli network in sync mode. I use the following command to boot the node :

geth --goerli --syncmode "light"

My txpool never list pending transactions, but I can see activity in almost every block : goerli etherscan

What Am I missing ? I guess every new transaction are broadcasted to the network to get in the new mined block. Why is my node never seeing one ?

I tried to submit a transaction to the network through my node. This one appeared in my local txpool and was mined ...

Any help appreciated !

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I think your question is answered in this issue https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/issues/16216

In short, nodes running in "light" mode are only capable of seeing their own transactions.

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