addnode (network command)

Bitcoin Core 24.1 RPC

addnode "node" "command"

Attempts to add or remove a node from the addnode list.

Or try a connection to a node once.

Nodes added using addnode (or -connect) are protected from DoS disconnection and are not required to be

full nodes/support SegWit as other outbound peers are (though such peers will not be synced from).

Addnode connections are limited to 8 at a time and are counted separately from the -maxconnections limit.


1. node       (string, required) The node (see getpeerinfo for nodes)
2. command    (string, required) 'add' to add a node to the list, 'remove' to remove a node from the list, 'onetry' to try a connection to the node once


null    (json null)


> bitcoin-cli addnode "" "onetry"
> curl --user myusername --data-binary '{"jsonrpc": "1.0", "id": "curltest", "method": "addnode", "params": ["", "onetry"]}' -H 'content-type: text/plain;'