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.

In order to enable hostname lookups for the -addnode and -connect parameters, you must additionally provide the -dns parameter. Example:

bitcoind -dns -addnode=bitcoin.es

Versions prior to 0.3.22 do not support hostnames to the -addnode parameter, so you must do the resolving part for it. For example on linux:

bitcoind -addnode=$(dig +short bitcoin.es)

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

And then put these IPs in your bitcoin.conf (or run bitcoin with -connect)


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 (reference?). is the recommended range because it is both non-routable and compatible with Bitcoin.

It is highly recommended that you use "connect" instead of "addnode" so that all of your communications are kept within the tor network.

Nodes list

IPv4 Nodes

Hostname Owner IP Fixed Status Last Seen (GMT) Accepts IP transactions  ? Yes Up (0.5.1) 2011-12-27 04:00:02  ?
btcnode.novit.ro ovidiusoft - novit.ro No Up (0.5.1) 2011-12-27 04:00:02 Yes osmosis Yes Up (0.5.0[.1]) 2011-12-27 04:00:02  ? bitcoin debit Yes Up (0.5.0[.1]) 2011-12-27 04:00:02  ?
BitcoinStats.org Atheros No Up (0.5.0[.1]) 2011-12-27 04:00:03 No
vps.CFSworks.com CFSworks ?? Up (0.5.0) 2011-12-27 04:00:03  ? toasty Yes Up (0.3.25) 2011-12-27 04:01:03  ?
fallback.nodes.bitcoinica.com Bitcoinica No Down 2011-12-27 03:00:04 No

Tor nodes

Hostname Owner Status Last Seen (GMT) Accepts IP transactions
ijzt2eeizty3p5xe.onion  ?  ? 2011-02-11 Yes
j43z65b6r2usg3vk.onion Dybbuk  ? 2011-02-11 Yes
pvuif6nonbhj3o3r.onion  ?  ? 2011-02-11 Yes
c5qvugpewwyyy5oz.onion  ?  ? 2011-02-11 Yes
vso3r6cmjoomhhgg.onion echelon  ? 2011-02-11 Yes
bitcoinbudtoeks7.onion  ?  ? 2011-02-11  ?
iy6ni3wkqazp4ytu.onion  ?  ? 2011-02-11  ?
h4kklwodpcmo6cbq.onion  ?  ? 2011-02-11  ?
vv6kcfscuntybrzm.onion  ?  ? 2011-02-11  ?
nlnsivjku4x4lu5n.onion  ?  ? 2011-02-11  ?
xqzfakpeuvrobvpj.onion  ?  ? 2010-11-13 No
4lmduyac3svgrrav.onion  ?  ? 2011-02-11 No
usasx4urod3yj4az.onion  ?  ? 2011-02-11 No
sh4ep6zb6vnoa2h5.onion Gmaxwell  ? 2011-10-29 No
e3tn727fywnioxrc.onion  ?  ? 2011-11-01 No
p2hwc26zdsrqxiix.onion redemerald  ? 2011-12-26 No
bxfna6fhddpzduck.onion  ?  ?  ? No

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.