Testnet has no usable seed nodes


#1

I was testing some new features for Peerbox and I’ve noticed that when on testnet I can not get any connections to other peers.

debug.log

trying connection 76.74.178.237:9903 lastseen=-84.6hrs connect() failed after select(): Connection refused trying connection 76.74.178.237:9903 lastseen=-84.7hrs connect() failed after select(): Connection refused trying connection 76.74.178.237:9903 lastseen=-84.7hrs connect() failed after select(): Connection refused trying connection 76.74.178.237:9903 lastseen=-84.7hrs connect() failed after select(): Connection refused trying connection 76.74.178.237:9903 lastseen=-84.7hrs connect() failed after select(): Connection refused trying connection 76.74.178.237:9903 lastseen=-84.7hrs connect() failed after select(): Connection refused trying connection 76.74.178.237:9903 lastseen=-84.7hrs connect() failed after select(): Connection refused trying connection 76.74.178.237:9903 lastseen=-84.8hrs connect() failed after select(): Connection refused trying connection 76.74.178.237:9903 lastseen=-84.8hrs connect() failed after select(): Connection refused

…and so on, for thousands of lines.

Checking the source code it seems there are two testnet seed nodes:

{"tnseed", "tnseed.ppcoin.net"}, {"tnseedppc", "tnseedppc.ppcoin.net"}

Ping tnseed.ppcoin.net works, with 200ms latency though. However it refuses connections (this is the one that declines connections for my test node).

The other one does not respond to ping.

We need to get testnet back to life.


#2

Found this: https://github.com/thokon00/ppcoin-seeder

Will try to start it tomorrow and make a pull request to ppcoin master with address of my (future) testnet seed node.


#3

Setup a testnet node just now.
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Will try and get a few more up later today.


#4

There is testnet seed now at tseed.peerbox.me

Please test and report.