No, channel balance of each peer on the channel is not revealed on
Logically, invert the question: do you want to report how much you
spend/receive on each of your channels to the network? Do you want to
report how much you own on Lightning to be reported to everyone on
Since the balance on each peer is effectively the amount of money each
peer owns on that channel, and each change to that balance represents
a send/receive on that channel, you will not want to report your
balance, and any changes in that balance, to the entire network.
Logically you can then expect not to receive such updates from anybody
How do real-life implementations like c-lightning get your payment
routes then? By brute-force trial-and-error
If payment routes are discovered by brute-force trial-and-error, and
actually the sender can interrupt any payment by simply not revealing
the secret, isn't it possible for any sender to simply start probing to
discover the capacities in each path?
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