Questions tagged [nodes]

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How big is the ledger?

The public ledger adds a new entry every 3-5 seconds. So I am worried it might grow too big for normal users to run a node. How big is the current ledger and how much is it expected to grow each year?
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What is the incentive to run a Stellar node?

In bitcoin, miners are rewarded by minting new coins. What's the incentive to do so in Stellar?
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How to get a list of all nodes on the network

Is there a registry of some kind that I've missed? If not, how does one get an overview of the full Stellar network? I wouldn't mind if I had to 'spider' my way across nodes, asking each what its ...
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Hardware/OS Requirements/Recommendations for running a Full Validator Node

What would be the recommended hardware specs for a dedicated Full Validator Node server? I read here (How big is the ledger?) that I can currently expect ~60GB disk space used by the core and ...
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Issue establishing SCP with Public Network

I've successfully set up a watcher node on the TestNet and I'm trying to do likewise on the public network now. I've been using an adapted stellar-core.conf from the docs that looks like this: ...
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How to configure Full Validator node?

The docs state to set the validator env var, which I did, but how do I specify that I want to run a full validator and not just a basic one? NODE_IS_VALIDATOR=true What other settings are required? ...