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June 27, 2011, 03:03:58 PM
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My mac bitcoin client (0.3.23) hangs about 50% of the time.  Even if I start it from the command line, adding some nodes I hope to be valid peers, it can hang.

After a "hang" once I get it up and running, the client will create a new receiving address in my wallet.  My original (and main) address is still there.

But this is disturbing.  I don't want a few hundred addresses in my wallet.

Anyone?

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June 27, 2011, 06:21:22 PM
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After a "hang" once I get it up and running, the client will create a new receiving address in my wallet.  My original (and main) address is still there.

You will most likely get a new receiving address created every time you send coins.  Did you send and then afterwards noticed there was a new receiving address?


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June 29, 2011, 09:41:45 AM
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My mac bitcoin client (0.3.23) hangs about 50% of the time.  Even if I start it from the command line, adding some nodes I hope to be valid peers, it can hang.

After a "hang" once I get it up and running, the client will create a new receiving address in my wallet.  My original (and main) address is still there.

But this is disturbing.  I don't want a few hundred addresses in my wallet.

Anyone?

Try this.

This i if you have not moved your bitcoin client somewhere else

Open the Terminal application.

When you receive a prompt, input the following text into Terminal and then press return:

Step 1 of 1 = /Users/Username/Applications/bitcoin-v0.3.23/Bitcoin.app/Contents/MacOS/bitcoin -rescan

If this is not working try this

(1)  Place the Bitcoin application in the Applications folder.

(2)  Open the Bitcoin application.

(3)  Go to "Preferences" in the Apple menu from within your Bitcoin application (for me I have two Apple menus here so I pick the one on the right).

(4)  In "Preferences", make sure that "Connect through socks4 proxy" is NOT selected.

(5)  Click Apply and then OK.

(6)  Quit the Bitcoin application.

(7)  Open the Terminal application.

(Cool  When you receive a prompt, input the following text into Terminal and then press return:

cd /Applications/

(9)  When you receive your next prompt, input the following text into Terminal and then press return:

/Users/Username/Applications/bitcoin-v0.3.23/Bitcoin.app/Contents/MacOS/bitcoin -addnode=69.164.218.197 -addnode=64.22.103.150 -addnode=173.242.112.53 -addnode=178.79.147.99 -addnode=184.106.111.41 -addnode=91.85.220.84 -addnode=173.224.125.222 -addnode=86.5.50.90

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/Users/Username/Applications/Bitcoin.app/contents/macos/bitcoin -addnode=69.164.218.197 -addnode=64.22.103.150 -addnode=173.242.112.53 -addnode=178.79.147.99 -addnode=184.106.111.41 -addnode=91.85.220.84 -addnode=173.224.125.222 -addnode=86.5.50.90


(10)  At this point, Bitcoin should open within Terminal and start connecting to more peers and downloading blocks, for me this happened very quickly.  

(11)  Once your blocks are downloaded and connections established, you can quit the Bitcoin application and Terminal, and then reopen Bitcoin without Terminal in future times, and your Bitcoin application should remember the connections.  

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