[Bitcoin-development] NODE_EXT_SERVICES and advertising related services

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at bitpay.com
Fri Aug 8 12:06:16 UTC 2014

On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 7:59 AM, Wladimir <laanwj at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 1:38 PM, Mike Hearn <mike at plan99.net> wrote:
>> I'd like to see a mechanism whereby a Bitcoin node can delegate processing
>> of unknown messages to an external process, so a P2P node can be composed
>> out of separated programs, but such a service would be indistinguishable at
>> the network layer from one provided by Bitcoin Core itself, so a service bit
>> would be appropriate for those.
> This diverges from the topic but seems like a good idea to me in
> general, not so much as replacement for jgarzik's proposal.
> Something like `getutxos` or this proposal could be implemented as an
> external application or script, instead of having to integrate
> everything into bitcoind.

Seconded.  Command plug-ins and such seem like an idea worth exploring.

We don't need to shove everything into bitcoind.

Jeff Garzik
Bitcoin core developer and open source evangelist
BitPay, Inc.      https://bitpay.com/

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