I have a private network running with three Parity nodes. Each one of these uses the same chain spec file and I invoke parity with a unique network id.

With geth, I know to use the --networkid flag but it doesn't seem to be connecting to the other nodes. And why should it? It doesn't have the chain spec file.

How do I give geth the information in the chain spec file, such as the enode info, etc.?

EDIT I see that this has been marked as duplicate. Unless I really did hit "submit" twice or something, I think the user is thinking of this thread: Parity Chain Spec file in Geth?

It's quite obvious that these are significantly different questions, so I'm sure no further explanation is necessary.

  • Please don't ask this question twice. – Afr May 23 '17 at 13:04
  • I didn't. The two are similar but the other is asking a specific fix whereas this one is more general because it's possible that I have tunnel vision in assuming the first question is the right approach. – stone.212 May 23 '17 at 20:47
  • Here is the one you seem to think is a duplicate: ethereum.stackexchange.com/questions/16435/… (Unless I really did hit "submit" twice and I'm not seeing the duplicate?) – stone.212 May 30 '17 at 5:55
  • @5chdn Please release the lock on this. The question is not a duplicate and after doing a lot of research I can finally answer for posterity. – stone.212 Nov 1 '17 at 1:13
  • I can't, I'm not a moderator :) Raise this on meta or use the re-open vote mechanism. – Afr Nov 2 '17 at 13:38