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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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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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