Tezos has an optional feature called Private Mode which restricts connections to a list of nodes upon startup. How can I activate this function?

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The node can be set in private mode with the option --private-mode

It doesn’t connect to any peer other than those provided with --peer or in bootstrap-peers

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    It also doesn't allow connections from peers, so if you were public for a while and went private, it will be log connection rejection messages.
    – Frank
    Jan 29, 2019 at 23:29

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