Re: Feature Request: Limiting Connections

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2010-07-02 22:20:20 UTC - Original Post
I reduced max outbound connections from 15 to 8 in RC4.

15 was way more than we needed for redundancy.  8 is still plenty of redundancy.

As the nodes upgrade to this version, this will cut in half the number of connections that inbound accepting nodes get.

If anyone wants more than 8 connections, they can open port 8333 on their firewall.