MetaCartel as an xDai validator

Apologies @igorbarinov, we had run into some issue in setting it up cc: (@jamesyoung) - then had to shelf it for a bit. Will attempt to try to get it up after NYC. Sorry for the delays.

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Np, I’ve added you both to a Validators` support private group and you can post your issues over there https://forum.poa.network/c/xdai-chain/validators-support-private

Thanks! I’ll attempt to get everything setup after EthNY, if I have any issues i’ll Make sure to ask. Thanks for the being available to help!

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How are you doing guys? Do you have any problems or questions?
Would be happy to guide you through the process of being validators on xDai if you have problems with setting up your node.

Hi guys, any feedback on it?
It’s ok if you changed your mind and decided not to be validators on xDai Stable Chain. Just let us know and we will create a ballots to remove your application.

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Working on this today!

@igorbarinov - had some questions getting up and running but error trying to access https://forum.poa.network/c/xdai-chain/validators-support-private

Cool, please try again.

the link works for me now, thanks!

I’m following the directions on getting the xDai Validator setup : 3: New xDai Validator: After you have been approved as a Validator

I’m at the part of the instructions where it is asking for :

  • NETSTATS_SERVER - ask one of existing validators (e.g. POA) to provide you with correct url of the netstats server
  • NETSTATS_SECRET - ask one of existing validators (e.g. POA) to share the netstats secret code with you. Do not share it with non-validators or people outside of xDai network
  • MINING_KEYFILE - insert content of your mining keystore file here, enclosed in single brackets. The result should look similar to this:

I have two questions :

  1. Who can I go to ask for url of netstats server and netstats secret code?

  2. What is the MINING_KEYFILE?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

@jamesyoung

  • I’ve DMed you about the netstats server/secret
  • MINING_KEYFILE is content of json keystore file for your mining key (0xa1c3eb21cd44f0433c6be936ad84d20b70b564d3)
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Thanks @phahulin, much appreciated!

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followed the instructions - 3: New xDai Validator: After you have been approved as a Validator

got the following as output :

However, I do not see the validator show up at https://dai-netstat.poa.network/

Does it take time for a new validator to show up? If not, what is the approach to start debugging?

Could you paste output of

tail -n 20 /home/validator/logs/parity.log

$ tail -n 20 /home/validator/logs/parity.log
2019-06-12 14:02:36 UTC Starting Parity-Ethereum/v2.4.6-stable-94164e1-20190514/x86_64-linux-gnu/rustc1.34.1
2019-06-12 14:02:36 UTC Keys path parity_data/keys/DaiChain
2019-06-12 14:02:36 UTC DB path parity_data/chains/DaiChain/db/3c648cbdc4c9333d
2019-06-12 14:02:36 UTC State DB configuration: fast
2019-06-12 14:02:36 UTC Operating mode: active
2019-06-12 14:02:37 UTC Starting Parity-Ethereum/v2.4.6-stable-94164e1-20190514/x86_64-linux-gnu/rustc1.34.1
2019-06-12 14:02:37 UTC Keys path parity_data/keys/DaiChain
2019-06-12 14:02:37 UTC DB path parity_data/chains/DaiChain/db/3c648cbdc4c9333d
2019-06-12 14:02:37 UTC State DB configuration: fast
2019-06-12 14:02:37 UTC Operating mode: active
2019-06-12 14:02:38 UTC Starting Parity-Ethereum/v2.4.6-stable-94164e1-20190514/x86_64-linux-gnu/rustc1.34.1
2019-06-12 14:02:38 UTC Keys path parity_data/keys/DaiChain
2019-06-12 14:02:38 UTC DB path parity_data/chains/DaiChain/db/3c648cbdc4c9333d
2019-06-12 14:02:38 UTC State DB configuration: fast
2019-06-12 14:02:38 UTC Operating mode: active
2019-06-12 14:02:38 UTC Starting Parity-Ethereum/v2.4.6-stable-94164e1-20190514/x86_64-linux-gnu/rustc1.34.1
2019-06-12 14:02:38 UTC Keys path parity_data/keys/DaiChain
2019-06-12 14:02:38 UTC DB path parity_data/chains/DaiChain/db/3c648cbdc4c9333d
2019-06-12 14:02:38 UTC State DB configuration: fast
2019-06-12 14:02:38 UTC Operating mode: active

Ok, please also do the following

sudo systemctl stop poa-parity 
sudo -i -u validator
./parity --config node.toml 

and paste the output (should be an error message)

$ ./parity --config node.toml
Loading config file from node.toml
2019-06-12 18:01:27 UTC Starting Parity-Ethereum/v2.4.6-stable-94164e1-20190514/x86_64-linux-gnu/rustc1.34.1
2019-06-12 18:01:27 UTC Keys path parity_data/keys/DaiChain
2019-06-12 18:01:27 UTC DB path parity_data/chains/DaiChain/db/3c648cbdc4c9333d
2019-06-12 18:01:27 UTC State DB configuration: fast
2019-06-12 18:01:27 UTC Operating mode: active
Account 0xa1c3…64d3 not found for the current chain. You can create an account via RPC, UI or parity account new --chain spec.json --keys-path parity_data/keys.

There should be a json file in
parity_data/keys/DaiChain
folder.
Check that it exists and its content is correct - there must be address field with value a1c3eb21cd44f0433c6be936ad84d20b70b564d3

Don’t post its content here!
DM me if you encounter any issues with it

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MetaCartel node is running
https://dai-netstat.poa.network

I suppose, the ballot can be finalized now

Cool. I’ve finalized and MetaCarterl is mining blocks now

Please set your metadata at https://validators.poa.network
Instruction: 3: New xDai Validator: After you have been approved as a Validator

@pet3rpan @jamesyoung