Hi POA Community!
At Maker we are in the process of setting up a test xDai chain, bridged to Kovan, using this guide: https://github.com/poanetwork/wiki/wiki/How-to-launch-POA-Network-bridged-to-stable-ERC20-coin to carry out some scalability experiments (Setup high tps test xDai chain).
I have deployed the nodes and the network on AWS using the deployment scripts, I have however run into a few issues - namely from step 6 and onwards.
When I try to connect to our network in MEW I get a connection error:
(error_33) Could not connect to the node. Refresh your page, try a different node (top-right corner), check your firewall settings. If custom node, check your configs.
When I use Parity RPC calls I can however see that there is a live network.
Consequently I tried to use Seth (from dapp.tools) to execute the contract functions from command line instead, but the transactions are just idle. It seems that no blocks are being produced - the transactions are published, but never mined, so the chain seems idle. Therefore I tried to use RPC calls to see the latest blocks - the latest block is from 1970, so I have a feeling no block are being produced when submitting transactions.
Despite this I carried on.
When trying to deploy the bridge contracts using the latest from develop branch as suggested and the .env file from the readme, it fails with:
Bridge mode: ERC_TO_NATIVE deploying storage for home validators TypeError: Cannot read property 'length' of undefined at sendNodeRequest (/xxx/xxx/poa-bridge-contracts/deploy/src/deploymentUtils.js:113:36) at <anonymous> at process._tickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:189:7) Error: TypeError: Cannot read property 'status' of undefined at deployContract (/xxx/xxx/poa-bridge-contracts/deploy/src/deploymentUtils.js:49:32) at <anonymous> at process._tickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:189:7)
I checked out the commit from Nov 28th (when the wiki page was last edited) and used the .env file format from the wiki and then it just sits at
BRIDGE_MODE=ERC_TO_NATIVE pending txHash 0x6a4ba9f7057bfea53fec24d5b293b2b2ef2ae258887f3412082621cf5bbdcc57
with nothing happening. Again, I suspect this might be due to blocks not being produced.
Does anyone have any idea what the issue might be? Any pointers would be helpful. I suspect there is something wrong with the network since I cannot connect through MEW, or that no blocks are being produced.