[General] Helping the network (DHT) + bootstrap node
Jfreegman at tox.chat
Sun Nov 22 03:04:06 PST 2015
Running a Tox client with UDP enabled does cause your client to
passively act as a DHT node the same way a bootstrap node would do,
which helps strengthen the network. It shouldn't matter if your IP is
dynamic or static.
Bootstrap nodes require very little CPU. Bandwidth depends on whether
or not you enable TCP relaying. TCP relays take up a significant amount
of bandwidth (around 5-10 GiB per day from my experience). However if
you disable TCP then it will take up no more bandwidth than a normal
On Fri, 20 Nov, 2015 at 6:46 AM, CHRIS CLEMSON
<chris.clemson at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've just installed TOX and am playing with it.
> I have a (newbie) question about the DHT part:
> As most users will be behind NAT, does it help to run a TOX client on
> a static public address to act as a relay, even if I'm not actively
> using it for messaging?
> I know I could run a bootstrap node instead, which is a possibility,
> but this is mainly a question about how the system works.
> On that side, roughly how much CPU and bandwidth would a bootstrap
> node require?
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