I recently started getting "too few connections" errors on my full node running the latest 10.x release, after not having issues for months. I thought it might have something to do with the 11.x upgrade, so I upgraded to 11.0 but I'm getting the same issues.

Any ideas what might be going on?

Here's the error I'm getting:

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Here's my config:

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FYI, I double-checked and my listen-addr (port 9733) is open.


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You have min-connections set to 300 and your node says it only has 161. The message in the log is printed based on these two numbers. Simply lower your --connections and the messages will stop.

If you want to connect to more nodes, use the well known addpeers.sh script in a cron job to keep you "topped up".

OCAML is not a multi-threaded language. The more connections you maintain, the more CPU/memory the node will require just to maintain these connections. If you are a baker, this will impact your ability to parse/apply new blocks.

  • Thanks, that fixed it! I think I copy-pasted most of that config from other posts here 😬 Also, addpeers.sh looks very useful Dec 2, 2021 at 23:10

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