[Bitcoin-development] Why are we bleeding nodes?

Andrew LeCody andrewlecody at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 17:18:01 UTC 2014


My node (based in Dallas, TX) has about 240 connections and is using a
little under 4 Mbps in bandwidth right now.

According the hosting provider I'm at 11.85 Mbps for this week, using 95th
percentile billing. The report from my provider includes my other servers
though.


On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 12:39 PM, Chris Williams <chris at icloudtools.net>wrote:

> I’m afraid this is a highly simplistic view of the costs of running a full
> node.
>
> My node consumes fantastic amounts of data traffic, which is a real cost.
>
> In the 30 days ending Apri 6, my node:
>
> * Received 36.8 gb of data
> * Sent 456.5 gb data
>
> At my geographic service location (Singapore), this cost about $90 last
> month for bandwidth alone. It would be slightly cheaper if I was hosted in
> the US of course.
>
> But anyone can understand that moving a half-terrabyte of data around in a
> month will not be cheap.
>
>
> On Apr 7, 2014, at 8:53 AM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 8:45 AM, Justus Ranvier <justusranvier at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> 1. The resource requirements of a full node are moving beyond the
> >> capabilities of casual users. This isn't inherently a problem - after
> >> all most people don't grow their own food, tailor their own clothes, or
> >> keep blacksmith tools handy in to forge their own horseshoes either.
> >
> > Right now running a full node consumes about $1 in disk space
> > non-reoccurring and costs a couple cents in power per month.
> >
> > This isn't to say things are all ducky. But if you're going to say the
> > resource requirements are beyond the capabilities of casual users I'm
> > afraid I'm going to have to say: citation needed.
> >
> >
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