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Purging lazy neighbors - When does this happen and how?

Node transaction propagation is a critical part of consensus and this feature can be seen as crucial so that the network operates as specified in the whitepaper. In the Tangle whitepaper v1.4.3, a ...
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Invalid Transactions - Do those make a node bad?

I'm working on a application to track your neighbors. I want an indicator if there are any foul nodes. What's the deal with invalid transactions? They are an indicator that a node is bad, but how ...
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Nelson 0.4.0 crash

I run a full node with the Nelson tool, version 0.4.0, for neighbor management. For a while now Nelson frequently crashes with the message: Error: Invalid URL: ws://[iota.kun.com:14600]:NaN This ...
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How to check if my neighbors are synced

Is there a way to check if my neighbors are synced? I had a synced node (using the DB and 2 swarmnodes) and then added some neighbors (7). Since then, it seems that my node stopped being synced and ...
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Is it possible to discover the IP addresses of all nodes in the IOTA network?

If a node has its neighbors' IP addresses, is it possible to get them, walk to the neighbors, get their neighbors' IP addresses, and continue until you have a full map of the IP addresses of all the ...
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How do new CarrIOTA nodes actually discover an existing one?

Say someone creates a new CarrIOTA node, where does that new node begin to look for existing ones? Also, what's the difference between CarrIOTA and Nelson?
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Should be numberOfInvalidTransactions 0?

I have some neigbors which doesn't have zero. For me it looks like they are somehow broken. Is that true or is it okay if some neighbors have invalid transactions?
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Does the tangle store any node-specific information?

When a node broadcasts a transaction/bundle, is the node IP or hostname only revealed to the node's immediate neighbors, or does this information accompany the broadcast in some way? Does a ...
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What's the optimal number of neighbors for a full node?

When running a full node, what's the optimal number of neighbors? Does it depend on the server's specs?
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Will auto-discovery of neighbors be implemented for full nodes?

The most difficult part of setting up a full node is finding neighbors. Will some sort of discovery mechanism be implemented? If so, when? If not, I’m curious why that would be by design.
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How to see the "Latest Solid Milestone Index" of my neighbors?

I would like to know if it is possible to see the syncing status of my neighbors.
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IRI: Find neighbor which uses the testnet

I see really often the following message in the logs: Transaction resolves to incorrect ledger balance: -8727317092450 I checked my version. It is the main net. But I guess I got a neighbor who is ...
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Using traceroute hop count to select neighbors

Would it make sense to measure the distance to neighbor nodes via traceroute hops? I.e., discard all neighbors which are below let's say 4-5 hops (wild guess, same data center), prefer higher hop ...
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Can neighbors mix protocols?

Consider the following, each of two peers has both TCP and UDP propery forwarded and bound: Peer A -> tcp 15600 -> udp 14600 Peer B -> tcp 15600 -> udp 14600 Which of the following ...
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Neighbour not being removed

I run a removeNeighbour command on my full node over curl but my node seems ignoring me. curl http://my.iota.node:port \ -X POST \ -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \ -H 'X-IOTA-API-Version: ...
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When do nodes sync their subtangle with the neighbours?

Does this happen after every transaction? In discrete steps? Is it always synced with neighbours only, or is there some super tangle that it syncs with? Is that the case as long as the coordinator ...
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Why does iri use manual neighbor discovery?

The process of pairing with neighbours on slack #nodesharing is tedious. Why doesn't iri use automatic discovery of neighbors like other p2p networks?
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