[Lightning-dev] RouteBoost: Adding 'r=' fields to BOLT 11 invoices to flag capacity

Johan Torås Halseth johanth at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 07:18:03 UTC 2018

Any reason not to include _all_ (up to a limit) incoming channels with
sufficient capacity?


On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 4:12 AM Rusty Russell <rusty at blockstream.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>         I'm considering a change to c-lightning, where `invoice` would
> automatically append an 'r' field for a channel which has sufficient
> *incoming* capacity for the amount (using a weighted probability across
> our peers).
>          This isn't quite what 'r' was for, but it would be a useful
> hint for payment routing and also potentially for establishing an
> initial channel.  This is an issue for the Blockstream Store which
> deliberately doesn't advertize an address any more to avoid
> centralization.
> Thoughts welcome!
> Rusty.
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