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What are the peer discovery mechanisms involved in Ethereum?

There are several implementations of Ethereum clients. How do these clients find each other? What are the algorithms and peer-to-peer protocols involved in this peer discovery process?
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Can one use ethereum as a client over Tor?

Does ethereum work when there is only TCP available? Can one use ethereum as a client over Tor? It does not work for me. Using Whonix. So running the traffic over Tor is not an issue. Blockchain ...
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Why is Geth ignoring --nodiscover?

I'm firing up a test network like so: geth --networkid=43766 --datadir ~/.ethereum/authchaintestnet/ --unlock b40474571297fd05ac82fd2994f45c977f3ca77a --password ~/.ethereum/authchaintestnet/...
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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 ...