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bitcoin.conf - bitcoin configuration file
All command-line options (except for '-datadir' and '-conf') may be
specified in a configuration file, and all configuration file options
may also be specified on the command line. Command-line options
override values set in the configuration file.
The configuration file is a list of 'setting=value' pairs, one per
line, with optional comments starting with the '#' character.
The configuration file is not automatically created; you can create it
using your favorite plain-text editor. By default, bitcoind(1) will
look for a file named bitcoin.conf(5) in the bitcoin data directory,
but both the data directory and the configuration file path may be
changed using the '-datadir' and '-conf' command-line arguments.
bitcoin.conf should be located in $HOME/.bitcoin
Enable or disable run on the test network instead of the
real *bitcoin* network.
Connect via a socks4 proxy.
Use as many *addnode=* settings as you like to connect to
Use as many *connect=* settings as you like to connect
ONLY to specific peers.
Use or Do not use Internet Relay Chat (irc.lfnet.org
#bitcoin channel) to find other peers.
Maximum number of inbound+outbound connections.
Tells *bitcoin* to accept or not accept JSON-RPC
You must set *rpcuser* to secure the JSON-RPC api.
You must set *rpcpassword* to secure the JSON-RPC api.
How many seconds *bitcoin* will wait for a complete RPC
HTTP request, after the HTTP connection is established.
By default, only RPC connections from localhost are
allowed. Specify as many *rpcallowip=* settings as you
like to allow connections from other hosts (and you may
use * as a wildcard character).
Listen for RPC connections on this TCP port.
You can use *bitcoin* or *bitcoind(1)* to send commands
to *bitcoin*/*bitcoind(1)* running on another host using
Use Secure Sockets Layer (also known as TLS or HTTPS) to
communicate with *bitcoin* '-server' or *bitcoind(1)*.
Example of OpenSSL settings used when *rpcssl*='1':
Enable or disable attempt to generate bitcoins.
Enable or disable use SSE instructions to try to generate
Pre-generate this many public/private key pairs, so
wallet backups will be valid for both prior transactions
and several dozen future transactions.
Pay an optional transaction fee every time you send
bitcoins. Transactions with fees are more likely than
free transactions to be included in generated blocks, so
may be validated sooner.
Allow direct connections for the 'pay via IP address'
USER INTERFACE OPTIONS
Enable or disable start bitcoind minimized.
Enable or disable minimize to the system tray.
This manual page was written by Micah Anderson
<firstname.lastname@example.org> for the Debian system (but may be used by
others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify
this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License,
Version 3 or any later version published by the Free Software
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public
License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.