My lighthouse beacon node is still syncing, but if i go to the geth console to check if it is synced I get:

eth.syncing false

Is this normal behaviour? Or is my setup wrong?

[ is there another command I can use inside the geth console to check when the beacon is synced? - or a command for lighthouse? ]

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Geth will only start sync process after full sync of Beacon chain. eth.syncing=false may indicate that the process do not started yet. Try the command eth.blockNumber to verify the newest block.

  • I get 0. So that means geth hasn't started syncing yet right? Thanks for the help.
    – Will B
    Commented Feb 20, 2023 at 5:58
  • @WillB would be nice to verify if lighthouse does not synced yet, i never used lighthouse but probably this documentation can help you
    – Rafael
    Commented Feb 21, 2023 at 0:04

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