Test Chain for the Nairobi Protocol Proposal

Public RPC endpoints https://rpc.nairobinet.teztnets.xyz
Faucet Nairobinet faucet
Full network name TEZOS_NAIROBINET_2023-04-20T15:00:00Z
Tezos docker build tezos/tezos:v17.0-beta1
Activated on 2023-04-20T15:00:00Z

Nairobinet started on Mumbai protocol then upgraded to Nairobi at the end of cycle 2.

Nairobinet has 8 second blocks (twice faster than mainnet).

Install the software

⚠️ If you already have an existing Tezos installation, do not forget to backup and delete your ~/.tezos-node and ~/.tezos-client.

Download and install Tezos version v17.0-beta1

Follow instructions from the Tezos documentation.

Alternative: Use docker

To join Nairobinet with docker, open a shell in the container:

docker run -it --entrypoint=/bin/sh tezos/tezos:v17.0-beta1

Alternative: Build the software

⚠️ If this is your first time installing Tezos, you may need to install a few dependencies.

git clone git@gitlab.com:tezos/tezos.git
cd tezos
git checkout v17.0-beta1
opam init # if this is your first time using OPAM
make build-deps
eval $(opam env)
export PATH=$HOME/tezos/_build/install/default/bin/:$PATH

Join the Nairobinet network

Run the following commands:

octez-node config init --network https://teztnets.xyz/nairobinet

octez-node run --rpc-addr

💡 A simple way to keep your process alive is to use screen or nohup to keep it running in the background while redirecting logs into files at the same time. For example:

nohup octez-node run --rpc-addr > ./node-nairobinet.log &

Bake on the Nairobinet 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-PtNairob run with local node ~/.tezos-node mykey --liquidity-baking-toggle-vote pass

You may run the accuser as well:

octez-accuser-PtNairob run

💡 Again, to keep your processes alive in background:

nohup octez-baker-PtNairob run with local node ~/.tezos-node mykey --liquidity-baking-toggle-vote pass > ./baker-nairobinet.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.