Questions tagged [bootnodes]

Geth finds peers through something called the discovery protocol. In the discovery protocol, nodes are gossiping with each other to find out about other nodes on the network. In order to get going initially, geth uses a set of bootstrap nodes (or bootnodes) whose endpoints are recorded in the source code.

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MetaMask and Access Ethereum Private Chain from other PC in the same network (for test)

My goal: To simulate the Ethereum blockchain with different clients. So, they create their own accounts, i.e. public/private keys, and store them locally. So all are for testing. Assume, I have set ...
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geth not connecting to private network

I am running a private blockchain and I have parity nodes that seem to be connecting just fine. I've gotten though some geth issues that I was having before but geth still won't connect. HOWEVER ...
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Problem while setting private ethereum network on AWS using bootnode

I'm trying to set up a private ethereum network using bootnode. I created two instances on EC2 (t2.medium) having the same security group.Firstly i created boot key by using bootnode -genkey boot....
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The Ropsten bootnodes of the Eth Foundation are down, can anybody share any other?

Running geth in verbose 5 mode, I get this: TRACE[01-11|12:45:26] Dial task done task="discovery lookup" TRACE[01-11|12:45:26] Skipping dial candidate id=...
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Private Network Handshaking With External Pools

I am trying to run a private network and I'm doing this by providing a bootnode for all my nodes. Every now and then I notice on my nodes that I will receive peers from outside the network. Upon ...
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What is the bootnode command in the go-ethereum documentation?

In the go-ethereum docs there is reference to a bootnode command: Creating the rendezvous point With all nodes that you want to run initialized to the desired genesis state, you'll need to ...
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getsockopt: connection refused when running a bootnode

Geth version: v1.6.0-unstable-1018bf6a/linux/go1.7.3 OS & Version: Linux/Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (x86_64) I want to set up a private distributed blockchain network. I am failing to make nodes (running ...
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How many bootnodes are hardcoded into Ethereum clients?

Bootnodes are supposed to act as entry points for new nodes into the Ethereum network. How many such bootnodes are hard-coded into Ethereum clients? Also, Who maintains these bootnodes and what ...
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Adding nodes in private network of docker containers hosted in different VMs

I am trying to create a non-local private network with go-ethereum running on docker containers hosted in different Virtual Machines. I am having a hard time trying to make the nodes recognize each ...