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FAQ#

Do I need to re-whitelist my peering node IP?#

No, you do not need to re-whitelist the IP address.

I want to have greater redundancy and would like to whitelist multiple nodes, can I do that?#

Yes, you can whitelist multiple IPs per single provider.

Can an unhealthy node cause my transactions to revert?#

Yes, at times, not enough connected peers can cause your transactions to revert. Make sure your node state is healthy and that it has enough connected peers.

How do I check the number of connected peers?#

curl http://127.0.0.1:9650/ext/health | jq

And look for the line containing connectedPeers.

If you want to automate the process you can use:

curl -s http://127.0.0.1:9650/ext/health | \
    jq -r ".checks.network.message.connectedPeers"

What is the required number of connected peers?#

If the number of peers falls below 16, chances are your node will not work correctly.

While the network is being decentralized, any number below 20 is indication of a problem.

In any case, try restarting the node.

The node does not sync after a long time and dies abruptly, what should I do?#

Make sure, that the database location has sufficient disk space (database size might change a lot during bootstrapping).

I am getting strange errors on submission and revert messages are cryptic#

This might be a symptom of a node connection error. Try to restart the node and make sure you have enough disk space.

failed to send GetAcceptedFrontier(MtF8bVH241hetCQJgsKEdKyJBs8vhp1BC, 11111111111111111111111111111111LpoYY, NUMBER)

It looks like your node got disconnected during bootstrapping. Try restarting the node.

I have synced the node but it does not become healthy. What can I do?#

It often happens that a new node gets synced but stays unhealthy for no apparent reason. A restart usually helps.


Last update: 2022-09-23