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Go Ethereum (short: Geth) is a Golang implementation of the Ethereum protocol.

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E/Go: fatal error: thread exhaustion

I am experimenting with the geth-android library with light-client and in-process node from @karalabe. I could successfully sync with the testnet node from @phonikg, unfortunately this one is down now....
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Running a geth light client, how do I resolve the error: "No trusted canonical hash trie"?

I've been running a geth light client to deploy smart contracts through Truffle Migrations to mainnet. I'm getting: "Error: No trusted canonical hash trie". Any help in what this entails and how to ...
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getting started with geth and ENS commands: Error: invalid address

I'm starting from square zero, sorry. I'm just trying to get a javascript console up and running so that I can learn more about ENS: http://docs.ens.domains/en/latest/userguide.html#resolving I've ...
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Why is Geth's "fast" sync now the default, whereas before it wasn't?

As of version 1.6.0, the default method used by Geth for syncing the chaindata is "fast": The default sync mode is --syncmode=fast, for full sync please use --syncmode=full. Previously, the ...
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Geth State heal in process explanation

I had a synced geth node (syncmode default = snap). After restarting the machine geth starts to sync again. Ten hours are passed but still syncing. In the log file i see a lot of State heal in process....
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What is the safest way to use WS-RPC server in geth?

In this answer, it is suggested that it is not safe to use --wsorigins="*" for security reasons. What are the security reasons? => How could I make WS-RPC server connection secure in geth?...
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Installing go-ethereum nodes using docker swarm?

Has anybody installed and configured go-ethereum nodes using dockerswarm ? Appreciate if anybody could share any docs or relevant information.
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Sync done but latest block number 0

I am running geth 1.8.0 I have been running the node for over 24 hours > eth.syncing false > eth.getBlock("latest").number 0 Is this a valid state? Why is the number 0 even though syncing is ...
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What are the ramifications of changing `--port` in geth?

If I'm running a full node with --lightserv enabled for several hundred clients, what are the ramifications of me running geth on a port other than 30303? If I change it to --port 2345 will I still be ...
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Smart contract erc20 code snippet to prevent buyer token transfers

I´m going to start a token pre-sale and I want to be able to send the tokens to the buyer but prevent the buyer to send tokens to another wallet. I tried the following in my ERC20 smart contract but ...
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Is go-ethereum performance much affected by linux filesystem choice?

Storage performance often seems to be a bottleneck when running a geth node, even when running on SSDs. Does anyone know of performance comparisons under different linux filesystem choices? By ...
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Does Geth store trace data for later calls (after full-sync with pruning + reexec)?

The wisdom is that having a full node is enough to reconstruct all past information the archive nodes keeps readily constructured, hence available faster. I was reading the Geth IceBerg 1.8 release ...
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PoA network with half million blocks, sealers stopped

System information Geth Version: 1.8.17-stable Git Commit: 8bbe72075e4e16442c4e28d999edee12e294329e Architecture: amd64 Protocol Versions: [63 62] Network Id: 1 Go Version: go1.10.1 Operating System: ...
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Bootnode public address

I am trying to deploy an small private Ethereum network using geth. I have a server running geth configured as a miner in my local network. In the other side I have a droplet in DigitalOcean that I ...
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What is the current size of the Ethereum State?

What is the current size of Ethereum's state in bytes? I am not asking about the size of the blockchain with blocks headers, transactions and receipts. I am looking for the size of all the structure ...
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Geth: bootnode tool and --nodiscover

In Geth, if I use the --nodiscover option, my node won't be discovered by default from other nodes. Conversely, with bootnode tool implemented in geth, first I have to generate a key, then I have to ...
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Extremely slow geth mining and synchronization for private blockchain

I am constructing a very simple 2 nodes private Ethereum network to study the mining behaviour. The consensus algorithm is ethash. In order for the 2 nodes to discover each other, I also setup a ...
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Section processing failed

I am trying to connect a geth node to the network for several days with light sync, and I have encountered a lot of problems. The last to date is there are a lot (like > 100) of error messages that ...
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Can I `eth_call` a non constant function from javascript?

I know that I can't get the return value from a transaction (How to get values returned by non constant transaction functions?), and non-constant functions have return value because they can be called ...
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Call write function, which doesn't change contract value

I'm new in smart contracts and faced with one problem. After deploying contract to my test local blockchain network, i try to set new value via setter, after that I call get method of contract and it ...
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Error: missing trie node 60c376cdb14aec... (path)

I'm trying to start a geth node to connect to the Rinkeby test network by running geth --networkid=4 --datadir=$HOME/.rinkeby --verbosity 0 --syncmode=light --bootnodes=enode://...
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Can Ethereum DApps work without downloading all blocks in the network?

I've just downloaded Mist (the Ethereum wallet) and am waiting for all blocks to download. I'm on the test network and its been 24 hours with only 50% of the blocks downloaded. My question is, if one ...
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web3.eth.compile.solidity(source) throws me Invalid JSON RPC response

I am relatively new to Blockchains and when I execute the following command I am getting an error. contract mortal { address owner; function mortal() { owner = msg.sender; } ...
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Writing GBytes of data to disk, despite no network activity - what, precisely, is geth doing?

I'm watching geth 1.4.17 on Activity Monitor. Judging by the Network page, it's not doing anything. Rcvd Bytes is 5.9MBytes, and Sent Bytes is 2.6MBytes, and it's been that way for a while now. But ...
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How to handle Ropsten's chain split with geth 1.10.8

I upgraded and restarted geth connected to Ropsten to 1.10.8, but the content is different from Ethrscan and infura.io from 10920274 block. And my geth has the latest block number of about 7,000 ...
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Why is my geth node stuck on "Looking for peers"?

I created a private test network using Puppeth and two nodes using Geth: geth account new --datadir node1 geth account new --datadir node2 geth init mynetwork.json --datadir node1 geth init mynetwork....
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geth "Smartcard socket not found, disabling" warning message

My node is running well in the last month. But somehow I restart the node and currently couldn't start probably, keep stuck at smartcart socket not found: Maximum peer count ETH=...
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Question on initial sync and Freezer (SSD and HDD)

I've kicked off a fresh fast sync of Geth v1.9.2 and after 3 weeks it's still pulling states (state trie). As per the documentation you can use the Freezer with a HDD as it references old data so ...
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Block Timestamps vs. Received Timestamp

I've been logging local timestamps when I receive blocks on two separate geth nodes to see which (if any) is consistently faster. But I just stumbled across something that I don't understand - in my ...
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Error trying to synchronize geth clique client after shutdown

I'm working with a private network using geth clique clients. Each time a node shut downs, (after a power cut, or just killing the geth process), if a try to put it to work again, the node can't ...
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How to access txpool pending transactions using Netherum?

I want to get list of transactions which are in pending state & queued state in txpool. I can see these transactions in pool using txpool.inspect command. I tried code given in nethereum sample ...
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How to Catch Connection Issues to Web3 Provider using Web3.js

My node.js script is able to successfully connect to the Web3 provider when both the private key (using truffle-privatekey-provider) and the provider host URL are correct. let privateKey = ..., ...
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How to make a Docker container talk to geth.ipc on local host

from web3 import Web3 web3 = Web3(Web3.IPCProvider("/Ethereum/geth.ipc")) print(f'IPC connected: {web3.isConnected()}') # want to return True I have the above script Dockerized and I'm trying to ...
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Does Geth and Parity store blockchain in level db in same format?

If not, what are the diffrences?, for example geth db format is: var databaseVerisionKey = new Buffer("DatabaseVersion"); // databaseVerisionKey tracks the current database version. var headHeaderKey ...
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Mining hangs on Generating DAG in progress

I am trying to initialize rpc using the below command and start miner using miner.start(1); geth --rpcapi eth,web3,personal --rpc --networkid=15 Mining starts successfully with below logs but it ...
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Unable to Add 3rd Proof-of-Authority Sealer Node

I have a geth POA private blockchain setup and running with 2 sealer nodes. Now I have setup a 3rd node as a sealer, and ran the following command on the both existing sealer nodes clique.propose(&...
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Backup blockchain from a running geth fullnode

I need to make backups from my running node to be able to start a second node quickly or to restore the node quickly if it gets corrupted. Does geth export work on a running node? is it a good option ...
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Smart Contract firing send ether transaction that's not in the contract

I need some help with my smart contract, here's the smart contract code pragma solidity ^0.4.18; contract UserToken { mapping (bytes32 => uint8) public tokenBalance; bytes32[] public ...
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Contract transaction couldn't be found after 50 blocks in Kovan

When deploying contracts on the ledger I faced with issue Error encountered, bailing. Network state unknown. Review successful transactions manually. Error: Contract transaction couldn't be ...
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How to do a disaster recovery in private chains?

How can I do a disaster recovery on a private chain running ethereum, say for instance Quorum ?
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How can I use swarm with metamask or parity node?

I want to use swarm, but I wan't to download the all blockchain data. Is it possible to use metamask or parity node instead?
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Can't get geth to connect to own fullnode via --bootnodes param

I'm running a full node with LES protocol enabled which I want my light clients to connect to and sync from. I tried to do this by starting the light client with geth --light --bootnodes <my_enode&...
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Geth LES Client. Only synchronize the last 50 headers?

Using a LES client, is it possible to only synchronize only some of the last headers on first run ? I am not interested in the chain history. I understand the security implications of not validating ...
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Implementing a deposit/withdraw system

I'm having difficulty coming up with suitable logic to handle a hot-wallet style deposit/withdraw system where funds that are deposited have to be sent out to any number of different addresses. This ...
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After a successful geth fast sync, Mist began to sync all the db again

After 3 days of syncing with geth --fast, finally I got the last block synced I started Mist and it began syncing again from -3,800,xxx The DB folders were correctly set - I double checked them. Where ...
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UTC/json wallet file: deleted -> recovered -> corrupted. 0.1 ETH REWARD

--EDIT-- I have advanced in my research. The UTC/JSON file in question is a 491 byte file. There are 256 random characters in the file with each 16 possible characters. Like a 256-number long ...
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Why does geth -light start importing block headers from 3297471

I've been using geth to download the blockchain (on full) and one of the requirements for my research involves the use of light clients. I used 2 computers to download the blockchain on the -light ...
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Why are there discrepancies between client message signatures?

I have been investigating message signing using an Ethereum account, and have become somewhat bemused by the different signatures that I receive from different clients and different libraries. I have ...
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Create new account over IPC

I want to create a new account over IPC so I have started private chain with the below command geth --networkid=5 --datadir DataDir --ipcapi "db,eth,net,web3,personal" --ipcpath "/Users/smartSense/....
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Testnet blockchain inconsistencies - geth diverged from original blockchain?

I'm using go-ethereum instance: Geth/v1.5.9-unstable-fa999861/linux/go1.7.4. I cloned it from github (commit: fa99986143fe3dec08cdffcff9185e3700719edd). On Feb, 6th I synchronized with testnet via ./...

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