litecoin.conf - litecoin 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
- 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,
litecoind(1) will look for a file named litecoin.conf(5) in the litecoin
data directory, but both the data directory and the configuration file path
may be changed using the '-datadir' and '-conf' command-line arguments.
litecoin.conf should be located in $HOME/.litecoin
- Enable or disable run on the test network instead of the
real *litecoin* 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
#litecoin channel) to find other peers.
- Maximum number of inbound+outbound connections.
- Tells *litecoin* 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 *litecoin* 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
- Listen for RPC connections on this TCP port.
- You can use *litecoin* or *litecoind(1)* to send commands
to *litecoin*/*litecoind(1)* running on another host using this
- Use Secure Sockets Layer (also known as TLS or HTTPS) to
communicate with *litecoin* '-server' or *litecoind(1)*. Example of
OpenSSL settings used when *rpcssl*='1':
- Enable or disable attempt to generate litecoins.
- 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
- Pay an optional transaction fee every time you send
litecoins. 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'
- Enable or disable start litecoind 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,
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