[Bitcoin-development] New P2P commands for diagnostics, SPV clients

Mike Hearn mike at plan99.net
Fri Jun 15 13:23:11 UTC 2012


> > Why not combine these two?
>
> I believe its because it allows the node which will have to use the
> bloom filter to scan transactions to chose how much effort it wants to
> put into each transaction on behalf of the SPV client.

If that's the case then the negotiation protocol needs to be specified
too. It seems heavy though. If a node is getting overloaded it could
just disconnect intensive peers or refuse new connections.




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