bitcoind hub-nodes

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Why is this page blank?

http://blockchain.info/hub-nodes

Where can I get a list of reliable peers and look at what fees they charge?

BENZ.404

Posted 2014-06-12T14:31:08.017

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Answers

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It is a list of nodes that blockchain.info considers to be well-reachable.

It's nothing authoritative - anyone can run a node, and there is no such concept as a 'hub node' on the network.

As to why it is blank: ask blockchain.info.

Pieter Wuille

Posted 2014-06-12T14:31:08.017

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I think you will not be able to answer your first question without some history of being connected to the Bitcoin Network.

Just to explain, when you run a bitcoin node, it compiles a database of other nodes that it is connected with, so that when it attempts to communicate on the network, it already has a list of known IP addresses.

However, in any P2P network, other nodes come an go, some may not even obtain the same IP address when they return. In order to overcome this problem each node can share it's knowledge of other peers to any requesting node.

The point I want to make is that not all nodes are aware of all other nodes, and at any one time a node may just disappear from the network, only to re-appear with another IP address.

Reliable nodes are ones that I would have thought, tend not to disappear, and tend not to change IP addresses, and therefore your own Bitcoin node will be able to tell you what these nodes are (if it has knowledge of them), but only after having been itself connected for a considerable amount of time.

For the second question... this never happens. Peers do not charge fees - if they did nobody would connect to them.

T9b

Posted 2014-06-12T14:31:08.017

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If I want to send a transaction I want to send to be included in a block to miners that accept low fee – BENZ.404 – 2014-06-13T20:21:45.683

I see your problem; you are confusing nodes and miners. A Miner has to be a node on the Bitcoin Network, but a node does not have to be a miner. Only miners receive transaction fees from the transactions contained in the blocks that they have mined. Transaction fees are voluntary - meaning you can still have a no-fee transaction. A node is simply a computer running the full bitcoin software, and basically helps relay transactions for the network. – T9b – 2014-06-16T20:11:44.720