Can I play around with a safe network testnet?

Is there a live testnet which I can play around with?

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You can play with a local one right now - Im putting together a quick screencast on how to run a Baby Fleming on your own box at home

EDIT : This will be for Linux - but very similar for Windows

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The next one should be out this week. Maybe today or tomorrow depending on where you are located

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This screencast will show me installing the safe cli , starting a local network and storing and retreiving a small directory

I need to play about with peek - Might try reducing the framerate -its only text…

WORK IN PROGRESS

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I need to re do this in short chunks . 4Mb is my max upload for the forum

youtube /vimeo and a link?

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sorry busy with other stuff. Ill get on to it in an hour or so and redo it without typos

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Now with sound!!!

After failing to upload to Giphy, here is the raw output of peek from last night. If I get time I’ll redo this and hopefully be a bit smoother. An audio description would help.
This proves mostly that I have a LOT to learn about screencasting
It’s probably best to regard this as me practising in public to get semi-competent for the release of T5

The commands used were:

ps aux |grep safe
clear
rm -rf ~/.safe
ps aux |grep safe
curl -so- https://sn-api.s3.amazonaws.com/install.sh | bash
safe -V
safe node install
safe auth install
safe node run-baby-fleming

safe auth start
safe auth create --test-coins
safe auth unlock --self-auth
safe auth status
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@dirvine @StephenC Will we need safe auth install for T5? I see authd got updated… I was under the impression that removing the need for authd was just a temporary simplification to get more engagement on the early testnets?

Super stuff Willie. In case you aren’t aware you can monitor all nodes in one command using vdash, and then move the display to show each one using back/forward arrows:

vdash ~/.safe/node/baby-fleming-nodes/sn-node-*/sn_node.log

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Yes I had meant to ask you about that - That will be much “cleaner” when I redo this properly

Thank you

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No, unless you want advanced uses like creating GUI etc

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Quick note to anyone dabbling in testnets, baby-fleming etc

As well as clearing out existing files with rm -rf ~/.safe its a VERY good idea to check what safe processes you might have running from previous attempts

ps aux|grep safe
should show only the ps process itself - yes there is a way to do this so that doesnt show but its too complicate for me to remember - as long as you only see one line, you are fine. Likewise for sn_node and sn_authd (if applicable)

pkill -e safe
pkill -e sn_node
pkill sn_authd

followed by rm -rf ~/.safe should give you a clean environment to get started.

EDIT: Thanks to @Sascha and @JPL for spotting typos**.**

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Missing a space after the rm?

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Well spotted

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mine is stalling at ‘safe auth start’ any tips?

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The typo is still there. Please fix it. I’m afraid it might confuse new users.

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Whoops sorry - I only fixed the one at the bottom of the post

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That sentence needs a period… :smirk:

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In another terminal type
tail -f ~/.safe/authd/logs/sn_authd.log
and try again from the start in the original terminal - remember to

pkill -e safe
pkill -e sn_node
pkill sn_authd  
rm -rf ~/.safe

to ensure you have a clean environment, Paste the output from the sn_authd.log if you still have a problem.

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