Running ./bitcoin.exe -addnode 192.168.1.48 (which is another computer running Bitcoin) produces error: You must set rpcpassword=<password> in the configuration file...
Same error with -connect. I don't have a bitcoin.conf.
Is this right? I'm not interested in rpc, I just want to speed up initial block download.
When I create the file as required, I then get error: couldn't connect to server.
I tried telnet 192.168.1.48 8333 and did make a connection, got back the word 'version and a bunch of gibberish.