[bitcoin-dev] Issolated Bitcoin Nodes

James Hilliard james.hilliard1 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 00:31:25 UTC 2017


There were bridge nodes being run on testnet at one point to prevent
forks https://github.com/jl2012/bitcoin/commit/9717d856e72baa939d4b273f0a56e6009978e11b

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 7:20 PM, Pieter Wuille via bitcoin-dev
<bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 3:37 PM, Juan Garavaglia via bitcoin-dev
> <bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>> Long story short, when nodes 0.13+ receive blocks from 0.13+ nodes all is
>> ok, and those blocks propagate to older nodes with no issues. But when a
>> block tries to be propagated from bitcoind 0.12.+ to newer ones those blocks
>> are NOT being propagated to the peers with newer versions while these newer
>> blocks are being propagated to peers with older versions with no issues.
>>
>> My conclusion is that we have a backward compatibility issue between 0.13.X+
>> and older versions.
>
> Hello Juan,
>
> this is expected behaviour. Nodes with segwit active only download
> blocks from other segwit peers, as old peers cannot provide the
> witness data they need to verify the blocks.
>
> --
> Pieter
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