Re: [Bitcoin-development] About the small number of bitcoin nodes

2014-06-30 Thread Wladimir
- Create a grafical interface for bitcoind on Linux servers: Create a command, for example bitcoind show that shows a nice summary in your Terminal (Console) with all the data that a node administrator wants to know. When I say grafical interface I mean like top command, an interface made

Re: [Bitcoin-development] About the small number of bitcoin nodes

2014-05-19 Thread Jeff Garzik
On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 1:43 PM, Raúl Martínez r...@i-rme.es wrote: - Allow users to view the bandwith used by Bitcoin Core: +1 for the sake of transparency HOWEVER, the impact on this feature RE user population is unpredictable. Users may see bigger than expected numbers, and switch off their

Re: [Bitcoin-development] About the small number of bitcoin nodes

2014-05-19 Thread Justus Ranvier
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 On 05/19/2014 09:11 AM, Jeff Garzik wrote: Meh. I like example configs, perhaps tuned by the distro. If the distro (_not_ Bitcoin Core upstream) chooses to install a bitcoin.conf in the proper location, that's up to them. - bitcoind and

Re: [Bitcoin-development] About the small number of bitcoin nodes

2014-05-19 Thread Wladimir
On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 7:43 PM, Raúl Martínez r...@i-rme.es wrote: About the small number of bitcoin nodes: Hi, I read the message that Mike Hearn sent to this mailing list some days ago (2014-04-07 11:34:43) related to the number of bitcoin full nodes. As an owner of two Bitcoin Nodes, one

Re: [Bitcoin-development] About the small number of bitcoin nodes

2014-05-19 Thread Bjørn Øivind Bjørnsen
On 18/05/14 19:43, Raúl Martínez wrote: About the small number of bitcoin nodes: Hi, I read the message that Mike Hearn sent to this mailing list some days ago (2014-04-07 11:34:43) related to the number of bitcoin full nodes. As an owner of two Bitcoin Nodes, one in my home computer and one

Re: [Bitcoin-development] About the small number of bitcoin nodes

2014-05-19 Thread Wladimir
On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 10:48 AM, Wladimir laa...@gmail.com wrote: Some hacking with ncurses could quickly make a decent tool here. It could be packaged with bitcoin itself but that's not necessary. For example Tor has the tool 'arm' which is a separate package. Regarding tor-arm, here are

Re: [Bitcoin-development] About the small number of bitcoin nodes

2014-05-19 Thread Felipe Micaroni Lalli
Is the small number of bitcoin nodes a concern? If yes, why? What kind of attack can the network suffer? And where can we find statistical information about the full nodes running? I guess the only effective incentive to keep a node running would be financial. A kind of proof of stake would be

Re: [Bitcoin-development] About the small number of bitcoin nodes

2014-05-19 Thread Bjørn Øivind Bjørnsen
On 19/05/14 14:15, Mike Hearn wrote: As an interested party not intimately familiar with the bitcoin codebase who also spent some time setting up a node a while ago, I would like to add one thing to the above list - network rate limiting. The problem is that this is easier said

Re: [Bitcoin-development] About the small number of bitcoin nodes

2014-05-19 Thread Mike Hearn
Does this mean that you can currently actively hurt the network by adding a node with a very slow upstream / downstream? Well, I guess hurting the network is perhaps a bit dramatic. There are already lots of ways the download process can go wrong and take days. Using the torrent is much

Re: [Bitcoin-development] About the small number of bitcoin nodes

2014-05-19 Thread Wladimir
On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 11:26 AM, Bjørn Øivind Bjørnsen bo.bjorn...@gmail.com wrote: On 18/05/14 19:43, Raúl Martínez wrote: snip some good ideas As an interested party not intimately familiar with the bitcoin codebase who also spent some time setting up a node a while ago, I would like to

Re: [Bitcoin-development] About the small number of bitcoin nodes

2014-05-19 Thread Mike Hearn
(sure - there are tricks to limit rates anyway, like the script in contrib/qos, but to have it generally available the block download needs to be more robust first) One thing we could consider as a short term solution (if headers first+parallel downloading will take a while, which seems

Re: [Bitcoin-development] About the small number of bitcoin nodes

2014-05-19 Thread Scott Howard
On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 3:11 AM, Jeff Garzik jgar...@bitpay.com wrote: On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 1:43 PM, Raúl Martínez r...@i-rme.es wrote: - bitcoind and Bitcoin Core should be in Linux repos: Agreed with conditions: 1) The distro MUST let bitcoin devs dictate which dependent libs are

[Bitcoin-development] About the small number of bitcoin nodes

2014-05-18 Thread Raúl Martínez
About the small number of bitcoin nodes: Hi, I read the message that Mike Hearn sent to this mailing list some days ago (2014-04-07 11:34:43) related to the number of bitcoin full nodes. As an owner of two Bitcoin Nodes, one in my home computer and one in a dedicated server, I believe I can

[Bitcoin-development] About the small number of bitcoin nodes

2014-05-18 Thread Raúl Martínez
About the small number of bitcoin nodes: Hi, I read the message that Mike Hearn sent to this mailing list some days ago (2014-04-07 11:34:43) related to the number of bitcoin full nodes. As an owner of two Bitcoin Nodes, one in my home computer and one in a dedicated server, I believe I can