How often does Bitcoin connect to the fallback nodes?


Does the standard client have a preference for connecting to fallback nodes (for example, by trying to have at least 1 connection to such node at all times), or are they treated like any other nodes?


Posted 2012-04-09T15:18:57.557

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Bitcoin only connects to them specially when you don't have enough nodes, and then it will disconnect as soon as the seednodes give you a nodelist. Bitcoin might choose to connect to seednodes as regular peers as well, but they're not given any preference.


Posted 2012-04-09T15:18:57.557

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can we make Bitcoin to not disconnect from fallback nodes ? – None – 2017-09-04T20:47:36.843