bitcoin-cli "Could not connect to the server"

Bitcoin Asked by user97315 on October 24, 2021

Brand new Raspberry Pi mainnet node following this walkthrough:

When I run this command:

bitcoin-cli -rpcuser=username -rpcpassword=password -rpcport=8332 getblockchaininfo

I receive the error:

error: Could not connect to the server

When I tail debug.log, the node appears to be fully sync’d and picking up new blocks

My bitcoin.conf file is:

#is required for Fail2Ban

#magic RBP optimizations




My apologies if my formatting is bad here, couldn’t figure out how to get the .conf to paste as a block of text. Thank you for any ideas on what I’m doing wrong!

One Answer

I encountered this error message when I have not started bitcoind.exe.

Starting bitcoind.exe solved the problem.

Answered by pbies on October 24, 2021

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