Script that generates a
bitcoin.conf Bitcoin Core Configuration file to be able to connect to multiple bitcoin core nodes.
Please use with moderation, you don't really want to run many clients that open connections to all the peers in the network for an extended amount of time, this will degrade the overall network perfomance. See this SO message from
Then copy the config generated in
bitnodes.txt into your
bitcoin.conf. Edit the script to use
sample() instead of
sort() if you just want to add some random nodes and not all of them.
IP sources from
Check how many open connections you have:
bitcoin-cli getinfo | grep connections
Check how many different peers you are connected to:
bitcoin-cli getpeerinfo | grep subver | sort | uniq -c | sort -r