Pantheon uses the network to find and connect to peers.
Firewalls and Incoming Connections
The default logging configuration does not list node connection and disconnection messages.
To enable listing of node connection and disconnection messages, specify the
--logging command line option
For more verbosity, specify
The console logs connection and disconnection events when the log level is
DEBUG or higher.
Successfully accepted connection from ... is displayed, connections are getting through the firewalls.
Example log output
2018-10-16 12:37:35.479-04:00 | nioEventLoopGroup-3-1 | INFO | NettyP2PNetwork | Successfully accepted connection from 0xa979fb575495b8d6db44f750317d0f4622bf4c2aa3365d6af7c284339968eef29b69ad0dce72a4d8db5ebb4968de0e3bec910127f134779fbcb0cb6d3331163c
If connections are not getting through the firewalls, ensure the peer discovery port is open on your firewall.
Peer Discovery Port
Limiting peers reduces the bandwidth used by Pantheon. It also reduces the CPU time and disk access used to manage and respond to peers.
--max-peers command line option to reduce
the maximum number of peers. The default is 25.
--discovery-enabled command line option
can be used to disable P2P peer discovery.
Set this option to
false if you are running a test node or a test network with fixed nodes.
Monitoring Peer Connections
debug_metrics JSON-RPC API method
to obtain information about peer connections.