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A node that stores the full transaction history of the tangle and does not get pruned by snapshots.

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What happens to a MAM (Masked Authenticated Message) Stream during a Snapshot?

The Masked Authenticated Messaging Introduction doesn't talk about snapshotting as it relates to MAM data streams, so I am trying to work out in my head what happens during a snapshot. It's a forward ...
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How do I set up a permanode?

How do I set up a permanode and what size of storage would be needed? What are the recommended hardware requirements?
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Full node vs permanode

I would like to clarify the distinction between the pragmatics and incentive of running a full node vs a permanode. Could you comment if my statements correct,and if necessary correct mine to ...
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How to verify a transactions sent by permanodes?

I don't have access to the old transactions anymore, so I have to trust thetangle.org (or permanodes in the future) that data from before the last snapshot is valid. How can I verify old transactions ...
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Change public nodes to perma nodes

I'm wondering why public nodes are not changed to permanodes. This way the light-wallet would not run the risk of address re-use after a snapshot. There can be many reasons that the light-wallet ...
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Is a permanode required for performing a snapshot?

Trying to get a better picture of the role of permanodes. Are they required for snapshots? Conceptually, would it be possible to discard all data (history) before a snapshot? Would the Tangle still ...
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Spam consequence on perma-nodes?

I know storage is cheap and that in the future the tangle will horizontally scale. But I am thinking about bogus spam and its consequences for storage. I know they would be deleted after a snapshot. ...