Testnet Validator Nodes

As per “My first Transaction” the mint command issues a mint request to a testnet node.
Where are these nodes hosted? Is it possibile to tinker around with them? Are they already hosted by the same companies that are partners of the Libra Association?

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I guess the public testnet is not available currently. You are running a self-hosted node.

The testnet nodes are hosted on a cloud provider and are presently being run by the Libra Association. It’s possible to interact with them via the CLI client or you can run a local testnet using: https://developers.libra.org/docs/my-first-transaction#run-a-local-validator-node to play with the nodes locally.

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Can we connect our node to the main testnet?

Hi Mohammed, that is not currently supported, but you are free to run your own nodes locally to create your own network

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YES I tried fully , in testnet documents
minting transfer
What’s next , integrate with other nodes?

in case of bitcoin, ethereum
there’s bootnode information, what first connect and get peer informations.

in libra testnet , where can I get information and it is interact with others node?

what is the support to be expected to this testnet ? will it be maintained and it’s blocks conserved to eternity ?

replying to myself

  • We will push a daily release of the testnet at 11 a.m. Pacific Time. Initially, this will reset the state of the testnet on each push. As the project stabilizes, we anticipate moving to a weekly cadence and preserving the content of the testnet at each release.

source here https://developers.libra.org/blog/2019/06/18/the-path-forward

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