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September 23, 2016, 06:53:04 AM

My node has about 40-60 connections, is capped at 2 Mbps and spends around 300-400 GB of upload bandwidth per month.
Probably not something for me then (see my previous post) if it's around 300-400 GB of upload bandwidth per month.
I do have an unlimited plan, but I'm pretty sure it has a 'fair use' clause in the contract.

Might be a good idea to try it for a month and just see if they send me an email or limit my usage Smiley

then just don't have so many connections.

lets use laudas numbers and assume 60 nodes=400gb a month(his top numbers)
meaning just 6 nodes=40gb usage a month
(about the same bandwidth upload as it would be to livestream yourself for 2 hours a day at SD quality or 1 hour a day at HD)

even with new consensus rules in the future.
you can adjust how many connections you have accordingly
thats the beauty of being a bitcoin full node. you can set your connection limits too. so dont be scared

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September 23, 2016, 07:29:05 AM

Well it is obvious that you'll need to allocate extra money every month to be able to operate a full node. And I'm guessing that people on here who do have Bitcoin core running all day have more than 1 computer to work with. I tried running core when I first got into Bitcoin and found out that it slowed down my computer quite a bit making it impossible to run any other resource intensive programs.
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