Steem Blockchain Seed Node Review

in #steem2 years ago (edited)

Seed nodes are part of the Steem blockchain infrastructure. They help to propagate traffic across the network so that the blockchain can reliably and efficiently produce and distribute blocks every three seconds.

There is no financial reward for hosting a seed node, but doing so helps the network. There is also a cost for running a seed node - both in terms of money and time. Because of this, typically witnesses are the ones who run seed nodes.

There isn't a single complete and up-to-date list of seed nodes anywhere. There are several sources though that have partial lists.

@gtg and I have compiled a list of all the nodes from the various sources and have been running tests to determine which nodes are still active. Below is a summary of our initial round of review.

Action item for node operators:

If you currently run a seed node, or have run one in the past - please review the below list to ensure that it is accurate. If there are any changes, please let us know in the comments below or reach out to me on or Discord.

These nodes are currently active:

Seed NodeNode Operator

These nodes have been replaced with new nodes:

Seed NodeNode Operator

These nodes are disabled / currently not working:

Seed NodeNode Operator, @helo

Please Review

If you are one of the node operators in the above lists, please review the status of your node. If your node is currently down but you are still planning to maintain it - please reach out and let us know.


Thanks @timcliff! Can you please add to the list?

Yes, will do.

Mine is coming back online shortly. I had an IP address change and the DNS was never updated. As soon as the DNS propagates across the internet, it should be pointing to an again online server.

What's your position on EIP in HF21?

Gotcha!!! I guess it's time to reactivate that seed node one more time. };)

hehe. let me know if you get it back online :)

Yeah, I will mate. I'll get it back online sooner than later. ;)

I'll let you know it, only if this new upcoming accentuated hyperinflation on my neck of the woods gives us a small truce to be able to breath a little bit.

Hello @timcliff,

Curie's seed node is up and running, while RPC full node is shut down.

Here is what I get when I try to connect to the seed:

netcat -v -z 2001
netcat: connect to port 2001 (tcp) failed: Connection refused

Riiight! Thanks.
We are looking into this, replay might be needed. I'll be in contact. )


@timcliff thank you for running a steemnode, adding more nodes will make the network more resilient and distributed.

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