Ghostnet is the long-running testnet for Tezos.
|Full network name||
|Tezos docker build||tezos/tezos:v13.0|
|Public RPC endpoint||https://rpc.ghostnet.teztnets.xyz|
|Protocol at level 0||
|Protocol at level 8191||
|Protocol at level 765952||
|Block Explorers||TzKT - TzStats|
Ghostnet is centrally managed to follow Tezos Mainnet protocol upgrades. It generally updates to the same protocol than Mainnet shortly before Mainnet update itself.
Ghostnet was previously known as Ithacanet, the testchain for the Ithaca protocol.
Install the software
⚠️ If you already have an existing Tezos installation, do not forget to backup and delete your
Download and install Tezos version v13.0
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:v13.0
Alternative: Build the software
⚠️ If this is your first time installing Tezos, you may need to install a few dependencies.
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:tezos/tezos.git cd tezos git checkout v13.0 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:
tezos-node config init --network https://teztnets.xyz/ghostnet tezos-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 tezos-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:
./tezos-client register key faucet as delegate
You may now launch the baker process.
tezos-baker-013-PtJakart run with local node ~/.tezos-node faucet --liquidity-baking-toggle-vote pass
You may run the accuser as well:
💡 Again, to keep your processes alive in background:
nohup tezos-baker-013-PtJakart run with local node ~/.tezos-node faucet --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.