When running a full node, what's the optimal number of neighbors? Does it depend on the server's specs?
The official IOTA cli-app has a
health command that checks the health of the node. One of the checks is whether the node has between 4-9 neighbors. From Slack and everything published, that is as close to an official number as is currently available.
Early docs suggest 7-9 high quality neighbors. I’ve been running full nodes for a while and this number works reasonably well.
1Hi ralf, you could improve your answer by providing a link to those "early docs"– HelmarDec 31, 2017 at 10:29
Source: iotasupport.com/gui-addneighbors.shtml– teclisDec 31, 2017 at 15:00
Note that the link is not pointing to an official IOTA outlet.– ralfDec 31, 2017 at 15:13