Ghostnet is the long-running testnet for Tezos.
|Public RPC endpoints||https://rpc.ghostnet.teztnets.xyz
|Full network name||
|Tezos docker build||tezos/tezos:v15-release|
|Block Explorers||TzKT - TzStats|
Ghostnet is centrally managed to follow Tezos Mainnet protocol upgrades. It generally updates to the same protocol than Mainnet one week before Mainnet update itself.
Install the software
⚠️ If you already have an existing Tezos installation, do not forget to backup and delete your
Download and install Tezos version v15-release
Follow instructions from the Tezos documentation.
Alternative: Use docker
To join Ghostnet with docker, open a shell in the container:
docker run -it --entrypoint=/bin/sh tezos/tezos:v15-release
Alternative: Build the software
⚠️ If this is your first time installing Tezos, you may need to install a few dependencies.
git clone email@example.com:tezos/tezos.git cd tezos git checkout v15-release opam init # if this is your first time using OPAM make build-deps eval $(opam env) make export PATH=$HOME/tezos/_build/install/default/bin/:$PATH
Join the Ghostnet network
Run the following commands:
octez-node config init --network https://teztnets.xyz/ghostnet octez-node run --rpc-addr 127.0.0.1:8732
💡 A simple way to keep your process alive is to use
nohupto keep it running in the background while redirecting logs into files at the same time. For example:
nohup octez-node run --rpc-addr 127.0.0.1:8732 > ./node-ghostnet.log &
Bake on the Ghostnet network
To improve reliability of the chain, you can take part in the consensus by becoming a baker. In that case, you will need some test tokens from the faucet.
If you are not a bootstrap baker, you need to register your key as a delegate using your alias or
pkh. For instance:
./octez-client register key mykey as delegate
You may now launch the baker process.
octez-baker-PtLimaPt run with local node ~/.tezos-node mykey --liquidity-baking-toggle-vote pass
You may run the accuser as well:
💡 Again, to keep your processes alive in background:
nohup octez-baker-PtLimaPt run with local node ~/.tezos-node mykey --liquidity-baking-toggle-vote pass > ./baker-ghostnet.log &
Note that you need a minimum amount of tez to get baking rights. If you are not a bootstrap baker, it will take you several cycles to start baking.