Fallback Nodes

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This is a list of nodes which are considered reliable. Nodes from this list which are down for more than 24 hours will be automatically removed and status of each node is displayed and updated every hour by WikiBot.

How to use this list

Connect to nodes

You can connect to these nodes with the -addnode=ip switch instead of the usual node harvesting process (through IRC or via the embedded nodelist). You can connect to more than one node by using -addnode=ip more than once. It is usually a good idea to connect to more than one of these nodes.

Nodes without a fixed ip

If the node IP is not fixed (see "Fixed" column), you will have to resolve the node's name (first column) each time the IP changes. Some nodes may have their ip change once a day, some others once a month, and some others may stay on the same IP for years. Still, as long as the IP is not fixed, there is no guarantee it will stay the same.

The Original Bitcoin client do not support hostnames to the -addnode parameter, so you must do the resolving part for it. For example on linux:

bitcoind -addnode=$(host theymos.ath.cx |sed s/"^.*has address "//)

IP Transactions

You can also send IP Transactions to these nodes. If you include your bitcoin address in the "message" field, you may have your coins back.

Tor network

To use tor .onion addresses, you need to map virtual ips via the torrc file:

mapaddress ijzt2eeizty3p5xe.onion
mapaddress j43z65b6r2usg3vk.onion
mapaddress pvuif6nonbhj3o3r.onion

Once you have configured and restarted tor, will connect to ijzt2eeizty3p5xe.onion when accessed through the Tor proxy (and likewise for the other IPs/onions). You can then run Bitcoin with -addnode=, or even send bitcoins to that IP address. You can use any arbitrary IP addresses with MapAddress, though some of the common non-routable ranges (10.*, 192.168.*) will not work due to a Bitcoin bug. is the recommended range because it is both non-routable and compatible with Bitcoin.

Nodes list

IPv4 Nodes

Hostname Owner IP Fixed Status Last Seen (GMT) Accepts IP transactions
bitcoin-otc.com nanotube Yes Up (0.3.19) 2010-12-23 05:00:02 No MagicalTux [FR] Yes Up (0.3.19) 2010-12-23 05:00:02 No MagicalTux [DE] Yes Up (0.3.19) 2010-12-23 05:00:03 No MagicalTux [US] Yes Up (0.3.19) 2010-12-23 05:00:03 No MagicalTux [DE] Yes Up (0.3.19) 2010-12-23 05:00:03 No
ndrix.com mndrix ?? Up (0.3.19) 2010-12-23 05:00:03  ?
lfmcal.dontexist.org lfm ?? Up (0.3.19) 2010-12-23 05:00:03 Yes
bitlex.co.cc BitLex No Up (0.3.19) 2010-12-23 05:00:03 Yes
mining.bitcoin.cz slush_cz Yes Up (0.3.18) 2010-12-23 05:00:04  ?
pastecoin.com genjix Yes Up (0.3.17[.4]) 2010-12-23 05:00:04  ?
artforz.ath.cx ArtForz No Up (0.3.15[.4]) 2010-12-23 05:00:04 No rodin Yes Up (0.3.13) 2010-12-23 05:00:05 No thufir Yes Up (0.3.10) 2010-12-23 05:00:05 Yes  ? Yes Old (0.3.0) 2010-12-23 05:00:05  ?
theymos.ath.cx theymos ?? Down 2010-12-23 04:00:05 Yes

Tor nodes

Hostname Owner Status Last Seen (GMT) Accepts IP transactions
ijzt2eeizty3p5xe.onion  ?  ? 2010-11-13 Yes
j43z65b6r2usg3vk.onion Dybbuk  ? 2010-11-13 Yes
pvuif6nonbhj3o3r.onion  ?  ? 2010-11-13 Yes
c5qvugpewwyyy5oz.onion  ?  ? 2010-11-13 Yes
xqzfakpeuvrobvpj.onion  ?  ? 2010-11-13 No
vso3r6cmjoomhhgg.onion echelon  ? 2010-11-13 Yes
rnam4cxam62nkcyf.onion BitLex  ? 2010-11-13 Yes
lhkz56zqrjo3jsmp.onion fuzzylogic  ? 2010-11-14 Yes

Adding a node

Before adding yourself as a fallback node, you should be sure your node will stay online for a long time. If a node is offline for more than 24 hours it will be removed from the list. To accept IP transactions you will have to add the -allowreceivebyip flag to your command line parameters.

To add a node in this list, you just need the ip/hostname and your name, the other fields will be filled automatically. Insert the following lines before the END NODELIST line:

| ip || your name

Please note that a bot will connect to your node every hour to check its status and version.