Chain ID: eightball-1 | Current Node Version: v1.0.0
A common way to bootstrap a node is through
persistent_peers. However, they take up unnecessary
computing resources once the list of peers is stale. More importantly,
if you run a validator node, it can slow down the node's block signing
speed and cause missing blocks. Therefore,
our best practice is to only use persistent peers from nodes you
absolutely trust, such as your own sentry nodes.
The alternative is to bootstrap with a seed node first, use it to
addrbook.json and then rely on
addrbook.json moving forward. This typically reduces the
p2p load on the server and solves the missing block issue.
If you decide to use a seed node to bootstrap your node, below is Polkachu's seed node for 8ball: