[Bitcoin-development] Abusive and broken bitcoin seeders

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at bitpay.com
Wed Jul 30 13:22:23 UTC 2014


Seeing this on one of my public nodes:
2014-07-30 13:13:26 receive version message:
/getaddr.bitnodes.io:0.1/: version 70001, blocks=313169,
us=162.219.2.72:8333, peer=11847
2014-07-30 13:13:33 receive version message:
/getaddr.bitnodes.io:0.1/: version 70001, blocks=290000,
us=162.219.2.72:8333, peer=11848
2014-07-30 13:14:21 receive version message:
/getaddr.bitnodes.io:0.1/: version 70001, blocks=313169,
us=162.219.2.72:8333, peer=11849

That is abusive, taking up public slots.  There is no reason to
connect so rapidly to the same node.

Other seeders are also rapidly reconnect'ers, though the time window
is slightly more wide:
2014-07-30 13:09:35 receive version message: /bitcoinseeder:0.01/:
version 60000, blocks=230000, us=162.219.2.72:8333, peer=11843
2014-07-30 13:12:42 receive version message: /bitcoinseeder:0.01/:
version 60000, blocks=230000, us=162.219.2.72:8333, peer=11846

The version message helpfully tells me my own IP address but not theirs ;p

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




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