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Alex Thornton
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July 04, 2011, 11:41:14 PM
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Can anyone tell me in precise and simple terms what constitutes a node? I read Satoshi's white paper but it is still unclear to me who counts as a node.

For example, which of these are nodes and which are not: a mining pool, an individual in a mining pool, a solo miner, and an individual running the client but not mining.

Thanks.
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July 05, 2011, 12:02:30 AM
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Can anyone tell me in precise and simple terms what constitutes a node? I read Satoshi's white paper but it is still unclear to me who counts as a node.

For example, which of these are nodes and which are not: a mining pool, an individual in a mining pool, a solo miner, and an individual running the client but not mining.

A node is a participant in the transaction relaying network, and can provide a partial block header to answer a getwork RPC request.

The bitcoin client is a node.

Mining pool software is not a node, but it requires a connection to a node (usually running on the same box).  Mining clients are not nodes, but they require a connection to either a node or to a pool (which is in turn connected to a node).

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July 05, 2011, 01:35:22 AM
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thanks for the response.

so what incentive does some one have for maintaining a node?
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