Published on July 10th, 2018 | by bitcoin0
Bitcoin nodes are unresponsive
In its current state, our Bitcoin node will connect to up to one hundred twenty five peer nodes.
We assume that each of these nodes is a fully functioning and active part of the Bitcoin peer-to-peer network.
If we continue to persist our connections to unresponsive nodes, it’s conceivable that eventually every node we’re connected to will become unresponsive for some reason or another.
And that’s not a very robust solution…
Detecting Slow Connections
Instead, we should be proactive about pruning unresponsive nodes from our set of peers.
Detecting Unresponsive Nodes
The next step in aggressively pruning our peer list is to watch for unresponsive nodes.