Network settings
  • 10 Aug 2022
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Network settings

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Depending on your requirements, you can configure some advanced settings for your Hyperledger Besu network. We provide default settings, but you can change these according to your own preferences.

Chain ID
Ethereum network identifier. Used for peer-to-peer communication between nodes as well as during the transaction signature process. Another identifier, known as the network ID is defaulted to the chain ID.

Seconds per block
Interval for new block creation.
Default: 15 s

Gas limit
The maximum amount of gas that can be consumed for a given transaction.
Default: 9007199254740991

Gas price
The price per gas unit.
Default: 0 wei

EVM stack size
Size for the stack on which the EVM operates. The EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine) is the environment in which all Ethereum nodes and smart contracts live.
Default: 2048

Contract size limit
Maximum limit for a smart contract.
Default: 2048 GB


These settings can no longer be changed once the network is deployed.

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