Questions tagged [network]

a network allows computers to communicate and exchange data

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How many nodes are there on the Ethereum network?

When looking on the Ethereum Network Status site, only a limited number of nodes are listed. How can I discover how many nodes there are currently running in total?
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Why is the launch of homestead important?

There seems to be an expectation that the launch of homestead will increase the value of ether and improve the network somehow? What changes are coming?
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Why is the average block time 17 seconds?

The network stats show a constant average blocktime of around 17 seconds. Whenever you check it is around 16~18 seconds. Reading the blog post by vitalik buterin it states the block time should be 12 ...
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Why doesn't my Ethereum node have any peers?

I'm running an Ethereum node using geth and it can't find any peers. I've already tried the time sync command suggested on the wiki. My bandwidth is good.
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How are the network shards allotted to miners?

Are they allotted randomly? And, is there an upper limit for the number of shards for a particular miner? Generally, it is 2-3, but is there a defined upper bound? And what is the process/process in ...