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May 21, 2014, 01:20:10 AM
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I've set up this service, it's completely non-profit: http://fullnode.co

It's still under 'beta' or even 'alpha' but it's working.

Reddit thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/262vvi/contribute_back_to_the_bitcoin_network_by/

FAQ:
Q: Why are you working with only one hosting provider, centralization is always bad
A: I know, I'm working on adding other providers such as DigitalOcean

Q: $20? That's too much, you can find cheaper VPS providers!
A: I know, but servers with less than 2GB of RAM tend to crash the bitcoind daemon

Q: How can I know you're deploying a server for each $20?
A: A full list of the deployed servers is available on the website and you can calculate the donated amount divided by $20 per server

Q: How can I know you're not using the servers for other stuff?
A: I'm not sure how to prove this part, if anyone has any suggestions I would be more than happy to implement them.

Q: How can I check if the deployed servers are actually running the bitcoin daemon and are currently connected to the bitcoin network?
A: Take any server IP and paste it in the box that can be found in the middle of this page

Q: Are you going to opensource this project?
A: Yes, in the next few days you will be able to deploy an entire clone of fullnode.co and also everyone would benefit from contributions to the project's code

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May 22, 2014, 11:54:35 AM
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Hi xabbix,

very nice idea, one node added Smiley

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May 22, 2014, 01:56:45 PM
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This is great idea and deployment, donated !

If you don't own the private keys, you don't own the coins.
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May 23, 2014, 09:06:25 AM
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Hi. I have a question: I was always under the impression that a full node actually isn't very beneficial to the network if it doesn't verify transactions (aka has a miner running on it)? Is that wrong?

And if it is right: what good is it then to deploy full nodes that do not contribute to the network? I mean apart from generating a shitload of backups of the blockchain that way.

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June 08, 2014, 06:18:47 PM
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Correct me if I am wrong, but 20$/month for a node is very expensive. No? I was reading somewhere that you can pay 19$/yr for a full node.


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June 08, 2014, 06:25:44 PM
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Correct me if I am wrong, but 20$/month for a node is very expensive. No? I was reading somewhere that you can pay 19$/yr for a full node.

Q: $20? That's too much, you can find cheaper VPS providers!
A: I know, but servers with less than 2GB of RAM tend to crash the bitcoind daemon

As OP said, bitcoind requires around 2GB of RAMin order to function properly. $20/mo is a somewhat medium price for it.
So $19/ye... kinda hard to pull off.

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June 22, 2014, 07:10:53 PM
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when these are all deployed in the same data center (or even in multiple datacenters with the same company) then it doesn't really help nearly as much.

Best to just run a node at home on an old computer, it doesn't tkae up much bandwidth.

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June 22, 2014, 09:16:29 PM
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I've set up this service, it's completely non-profit: http://fullnode.co

It's still under 'beta' or even 'alpha' but it's working.

Reddit thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/262vvi/contribute_back_to_the_bitcoin_network_by/

FAQ:
Q: Why are you working with only one hosting provider, centralization is always bad
A: I know, I'm working on adding other providers such as DigitalOcean

Q: $20? That's too much, you can find cheaper VPS providers!
A: I know, but servers with less than 2GB of RAM tend to crash the bitcoind daemon

Q: How can I know you're deploying a server for each $20?
A: A full list of the deployed servers is available on the website and you can calculate the donated amount divided by $20 per server

Q: How can I know you're not using the servers for other stuff?
A: I'm not sure how to prove this part, if anyone has any suggestions I would be more than happy to implement them.

Q: How can I check if the deployed servers are actually running the bitcoin daemon and are currently connected to the bitcoin network?
A: Take any server IP and paste it in the box that can be found in the middle of this page

Q: Are you going to opensource this project?
A: Yes, in the next few days you will be able to deploy an entire clone of fullnode.co and also everyone would benefit from contributions to the project's code

I must admit that it is a nice initiative... but I have a question. Does more nodes support decentralization or more independent miners/mining pools ? Dont we have enough nodes already ? Is there any way u can opensource a proper pool mining software ? I know a few are out, but they are no way comparable to big house like GHash.IO or BTC Guild.

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June 25, 2014, 10:05:42 PM
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I've set up this service, it's completely non-profit: http://fullnode.co

It's still under 'beta' or even 'alpha' but it's working.

Reddit thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/262vvi/contribute_back_to_the_bitcoin_network_by/

FAQ:
Q: Why are you working with only one hosting provider, centralization is always bad
A: I know, I'm working on adding other providers such as DigitalOcean

Q: $20? That's too much, you can find cheaper VPS providers!
A: I know, but servers with less than 2GB of RAM tend to crash the bitcoind daemon

Q: How can I know you're deploying a server for each $20?
A: A full list of the deployed servers is available on the website and you can calculate the donated amount divided by $20 per server

Q: How can I know you're not using the servers for other stuff?
A: I'm not sure how to prove this part, if anyone has any suggestions I would be more than happy to implement them.

Q: How can I check if the deployed servers are actually running the bitcoin daemon and are currently connected to the bitcoin network?
A: Take any server IP and paste it in the box that can be found in the middle of this page

Q: Are you going to opensource this project?
A: Yes, in the next few days you will be able to deploy an entire clone of fullnode.co and also everyone would benefit from contributions to the project's code

I read about your project from Coindesk. I am wondering, why there isn't an option for people who got spare server to become one of the Fullnode?

I got many servers, and I can use it to dedicate to the fullnode.
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June 26, 2014, 11:44:56 AM
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Just realized I am talking rubbish. I can run Bitcoin-QT (empty wallet) on a server, which is always on. Then this will become a node.  Tongue
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June 26, 2014, 06:29:30 PM
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Q: $20? That's too much, you can find cheaper VPS providers!
A: I know, but servers with less than 2GB of RAM tend to crash the bitcoind daemon
Wrong I have a full node with 512MB RAM and 512MB Swap. Its never crashed.
Its not lots of RAM it needs, its swap.

Also $20 a month, is too much. I run mine for $15 a year at crissic.net


https://my.crissic.net/cart.php?a=add&pid=45
RAM: 512MB
Swap: 512MB
Disk: 100GB
Bandwidth: 2048GB
IPv4: 1
IPv6: 16
$15 a year
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June 26, 2014, 06:39:49 PM
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Bitcoin is social experiment which was intend to work through financial incentives. if this financial incentives are gone or not strong enough for the mass change the logic of the system. it don't needs donations. it will not work with donations. there is no idealism anymore. forget it. it is money. it is not Open Source like Linux. it is based on greed and should feed the greed.

be realistic. we can watch the results clearly these days. it is not 2011 with a price of <15$.
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June 26, 2014, 06:41:38 PM
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If I have my comp on 24/7 with a QT wallet am I not a node?
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June 26, 2014, 06:49:35 PM
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If I have my comp on 24/7 with a QT wallet am I not a node?

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/FAQ#Networking

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Bitcoin will connect to other nodes, usually on TCP port 8333. You will need to allow outgoing TCP connections to port 8333 if you want to allow your Bitcoin client to connect to many nodes.

If you want to restrict your firewall rules to a few IPs, you can find stable nodes in the fallback nodes list.

inbound TCP port 8333 must be open to operate a full node.

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June 26, 2014, 09:34:29 PM
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If I have my comp on 24/7 with a QT wallet am I not a node?

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/FAQ#Networking

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Bitcoin will connect to other nodes, usually on TCP port 8333. You will need to allow outgoing TCP connections to port 8333 if you want to allow your Bitcoin client to connect to many nodes.

If you want to restrict your firewall rules to a few IPs, you can find stable nodes in the fallback nodes list.

inbound TCP port 8333 must be open to operate a full node.



Cool, I have now setup, 6 of my servers as full nodes.  Smiley
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June 28, 2014, 11:43:17 AM
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check your node with command getpeerinfo. there must be one or several entries with "inbound" : true if you have inbound connections.


Code:
>getpeerinfo
[
{
"addr" : "192.168.178.22:57883",
"services" : "00000001",
"lastsend" : 1403955379,
"lastrecv" : 1403955198,
"bytessent" : 415795379,
"bytesrecv" : 1093026,
"conntime" : 1403954953,
"pingtime" : 0.00000000,
"version" : 70001,
"subver" : "/btcwire:0.1.4/btcd:0.8.0/",
"inbound" : true,
"startingheight" : 162711,
"banscore" : 0,
"syncnode" : false
}
]
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