• @jonathan_silverblood I have a situation where somebody has forked the Monero software into their own version, to create their own blockchain for something. I want to check to see if there are any nodes of this Monero fork deployed and running. In order to do this, would I need to install and run the software myself? Do you know where and what I would need to look for to see if the node is communicating with any other instances of the same software? I have a link to a repo if that would help.

  • jonathan_silverblood Generally you would need some piece of software to connect with them and count your connections - but if there is a lot of those nodes you won't get connected to all by default and would need a crawler specific to the purpose. Depending on how closely they still resemble monero though it might be possible that common node software and crawlers could misstake real monero nodes for this forks node inflating the number. 10 months, 3 weeks ago
    jonathan_silverblood If you find some software that can connect to their nodes, one way to identify them that is different between them and their parent fork, is their best chain identity - the hash of their best block. This said, I have very little experience with monera in particular and all this is based on a more generic understanding of how blockchains are formed and forked in the bitcoin context. 10 months, 3 weeks ago
    japananon Thanks, I appreciate the input. It sounds as though running a node in a VM and using something like Wireshark or another packet logging tool should do me what I need, assuming it doesn't also communicate with regular Monero nodes. 10 months, 3 weeks ago