Fast Daemon / Wallet Start Trick

Discussion in 'Technical Development' started by root, Jul 7, 2016.

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  1. root

    root Member

    Feb 3, 2016
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    As mentioned in the other thread, I tried trial CDN for blockchain distribution. Only 4 days left.
    It is not recommended, but you can be up and running in minutes, instead of over 12 hours (my last testnet daemon fresh sync from 0).


    https://1533627264.rsc.cdn77.org/

    (for lzham you need to go to github and compile, but you get 12% smaller size and 75% less decompression time compared to 7z)

    Just download, unzip / untar, start daemon, and voila - synced in minutes to the latest block :)
     
  2. ay-p

    ay-p Full Member
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    Obviously we appreciate your work, but this is not a secure way to propogate the blockchain.

    USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    We are currently working on various solutions to provide something like bitcoin's bootstrap.dat
     
  3. ceejep

    ceejep Sr. Member
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    Dec 14, 2015
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    As stated, you have to be extremely cautious about using a third party database. It's possible for a user to embed a transaction that doesn't exist into the database, then spend from it later in the future, forking the blockchain for whoever has the real chain and their chain.

    We hope to have some faster syncing options out soon.
     
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