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June 12, 2011, 10:11:24 PM
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The last few weeks have been interesting ... and I'm sure every week will bring more interesting news.

This is my own subjective summary of recent events, and a bit more.

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June 12, 2011, 10:18:32 PM
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Here's hoping the drop in price doesn't make Mining unprofitable....

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June 12, 2011, 10:23:59 PM
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I agree with you on the tradehill-mtgox competition.
However, I am unsure you are correct about the most recent events. I know they are just theories, On Monday we will see how things play out

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June 13, 2011, 12:18:21 AM
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The last few weeks have been interesting ... and I'm sure every week will bring more interesting news.

This is my own subjective summary of recent events, and a bit more.

RE speeding up client:  -dnsseed does the same thing as manually grabbing fallback nodes.


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June 13, 2011, 04:44:15 AM
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I think the addr.dat file in your .bitcoin/ folder is a database of known peers, with details of how recently they communicated with you, etc.  It's used to reconnect to peers that you were using last time you ran the client, and appeared to work pretty well last time I looked into it.

One thing I have found that really significantly increases the number of peers I connect to is to forward the bitcoin port (TCP port 8333) on my router to my computer.  That way hosts which don't have the port forwarded on their router can connect to you.  If neither you nor the remote host have the port forwarded, you'll never be able to connect to each other.

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June 13, 2011, 05:43:42 AM
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I think the addr.dat file in your .bitcoin/ folder is a database of known peers, with details of how recently they communicated with you, etc.  It's used to reconnect to peers that you were using last time you ran the client, and appeared to work pretty well last time I looked into it.

One thing I have found that really significantly increases the number of peers I connect to is to forward the bitcoin port (TCP port 8333) on my router to my computer.  That way hosts which don't have the port forwarded on their router can connect to you.  If neither you nor the remote host have the port forwarded, you'll never be able to connect to each other.

I'm too used to UPNP software that I haven't even looked at this option. -dnsseed seems to work well enough ... I didn't see it when running bitcoin --help.

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June 13, 2011, 06:01:34 AM
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There is also -upnp option...

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June 13, 2011, 07:00:11 AM
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There is also -upnp option...

Cool. What's stopping it from being default?

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June 13, 2011, 07:21:40 AM
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There is also -upnp option...

Cool. What's stopping it from being default?

It's open for discussion...  some people want it default.  Others are concerned about bitcoin opening a port on a firewall by default, a potential security issue, they claim.

Input is welcome, particularly examples of popular, in-the-field software using UPNP by default.

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June 13, 2011, 07:23:06 AM
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There is also -upnp option...

Cool. What's stopping it from being default?

It's open for discussion...  some people want it default.  Others are concerned about bitcoin opening a port on a firewall by default, a potential security issue, they claim.

Input is welcome, particularly examples of popular, in-the-field software using UPNP by default.

I would guess this is on by default in any decent bittorrent client. Even if not, it's exposed and easily configurable via the UI, which is almost as good.

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