So I’m following the directions for the testnet BP setup (https://cardano-foundation.gitbook.io/stake-pool-course/stake-pool-guide/start_your_nodes/start-your-node), and I’ve created my payment address and tested it by doing the command that brings up the dotted line --------------------------------------- showing Tx hashes of payments underneath the line.
When I went to the test-ADA faucet to request that some ‘ADA’ be sent to my payment address, I never received the ‘ADA’, so I have to wait another day to request some more. The Tx showed up as being sent to the correct payment address by the faucet, but looking under the payents on my relay, the transaction hash never appeared.
‘Host address’ on the test net instructions means my public IP address, so it can’t be an address on my local network that doesn’t connect to the outside world, right?, because those addresses are private, reserved for local network, so I thought they meant default gateway IP address even though it’s private, it’s the last IP address in your LAN that is still part of your LAN. Once you go beyond that address, you’re connect to some other network I suppose, right? Sorry, I’m new to this stuff.
The directions for the test network say to use “TPraos” protocol, so I did, and the host address I used was my public IP address which I guess is default gateway IP address.
So I use my gateway IP of the form, 72.x.x.x along with TPraos protocol, but never received the ‘ADA’, so for tomorrow, lol, I want to avoid not getting the ‘ADA’ and having to wait yet another day to request some more.
I don’t know what TPraos is used for? Does that protocol belong to ITN, and if so, then shouldn’t I be using ‘Cardano’ test net instead?
The instructions on the test net show a picture where the person doing the setup didn’t even specify his host address, he just used the relay’s db socket, and after starting his node, his hostname which is supposed to resolve to his public IP appeared to show up as his loopback IP address (127.0.0.1), so I’m thoroughly confused now since testnet instructions mention ‘host address’ as ‘public IP address’:
Maybe port forwarding is involved to get the payment from the router to the computer hosting the BP node?
Sorry for lengthy post, but I want to avoid mistake of today, and have to wait another day to get some test-ADA.