Older clients may have trouble connecting to the network to synchronize if you have not connected in a long time.
What are nodes?
A node is a client IP address on the network.
Nodes act as a point of connection to the network.
Your client needs to connect to other nodes in order to download the blockchain and relay transactions.
Newly updated clients come will a fresh node list, which you keep updated when connecting to the network.
If you have not connected your old client in a long time you’ll have to add nodes manually.
You can do this from your client-qt application's Debug console (blackcoin, blackcoin-more, blackcoin-lore), the cli application (blackcoind, blackcoin-lored, or blackcoin-mored), or by adding a list to your configuration file.
You can find a node list at https://chainz.cryptoid.info/blk/#!network
Using the Debug Console or CLI
You can find the debug window under the
helpdropdown menu (HELP -> DEBUG WINDOW). Open your console window. If you are using CLI I assume you know how to issue commands.
This is the command :
Do not use <> around the IP address!
Using configuration file
To add a complete node list to your client’s config file.
- Find your client directory and .conf file
On Windows it can be found at %appdata%\Blackcoin.
On Linux it should be at ~/.blackcoin (or, .blacklore; or, .blackmore)
Nodes should be added in the .conf file.
If you do not find a .conf file you’ll have to create one.
To create a .conf file all you have to do is copy the client folder name, create a text document and save it as clientname.conf (eg: blackcoin.conf).
- Open the .conf file in a text editor
- Paste in a node lists
- Save the .conf file
- Restart your client
Your client should now connect to the network and start synchronizing. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this guide find us on Discord!