Saw the message a few days ago in the other area of the board to update all the old clients, and got the new version. I'm running Debian (squeeze) and with prior versions (0.3.22 and 0.3.23) I would have 10 to 20 connections within several minutes of client start-up and would settle in to 30 to 60 connections average. I even hit 100 connections, once and briefly. With the new client, 0.3.24, I can't get over 8 connections. I even created a bitcoin.conf file and gave it a maxconnections=64 (yes, I restarted the client) and still max out at 8 connections.
Every client version (22, 23, & 24) was unpacked to its own directory but all used .bitcoin as the data directory.
More weirdness: i just shut down 24 and started 23 back up and that is now not going over 8 connections? Did something change somewhere?
Is it aliens?