When running a full node, what's the optimal number of neighbors? Does it depend on the server's specs?


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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.

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    Hi ralf, you could improve your answer by providing a link to those "early docs"
    – Helmar
    Commented Dec 31, 2017 at 10:29
  • Source: iotasupport.com/gui-addneighbors.shtml
    – teclis
    Commented Dec 31, 2017 at 15:00
  • Note that the link is not pointing to an official IOTA outlet.
    – ralf
    Commented Dec 31, 2017 at 15:13

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