[Bitcoin-development] Proposed new P2P command and response: getcmds, cmdlist

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at exmulti.com
Sat Jun 16 00:13:21 UTC 2012


Outside of major features advertised network-wide in nService bits,
P2P protocol lacks a good method of enumerating minor features or
extensions.  The version number increment is coarse-grained, and is
not self-documenting.  A simple extension which lists supported
commands is added, as demonstrated in this pull request:

     https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/1471

Another option is for verack to return this information at login,
eliminating the need for a separate command/response.

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Jeff Garzik
exMULTI, Inc.
jgarzik at exmulti.com




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