Further, are there a different set of system requirements between the two, and if so, what is it?

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    <comment removed> @Goooooose If you have an answer, please post it in the 'answer' section below. Thanks. Nov 28 '17 at 19:36
  • Regarding your reputation not the question please have a look at the review queues.
    – Helmar
    Nov 29 '17 at 9:18

A full public node is the same as a full node, but with external/remote access enabled. This means that other light wallet users, outside your local network, can use the node as well. Requirements are the same but a busy public node might experience more heavy load due to the extra requests from all light wallet users connected.

  • Is it possible to mitigate heavy load with higher specs on the public nodes or is it network bound?
    – aboose
    Nov 28 '17 at 19:45
  • I imagine it depends which bottleneck it hits first, which is dependent on the relevant server and network. Nov 28 '17 at 19:48

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