I run the ethereum testnet using the following command

geth --testnet --syncmode "fast" --rpc --rpcapi db,eth,net,web3,personal --cache=1024  --rpcport 8545 --rpcaddr --rpccorsdomain "*" --bootnodes "enode://20c9ad97c081d63397d7b685a412227a40e23c8bdc6688c6f37e97cfbc22d2b4d1db1510d8f61e6a8866ad7f0e17c02b14182d37ea7c3c8b9c2683aeb6b733a1@,enode://6ce05930c72abc632c58e2e4324f7c7ea478cec0ed4fa2528982cf34483094e9cbc9216e7aa349691242576d552a2a56aaeae426c5303ded677ce455ba1acd9d@"

But truffle console returns 'false' for 'web3.eth.syncing'

user@user:~/voting$ truffle console
truffle(development)> web3.eth.syncing

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If I recall correctly, when the network is fully synced, this function returns false. If you delete the chain and start redownloading it, I'd expect the function to return true.

  • Thanks. can you please tell me the average time taken to completely download the test-net blockchain and the size of the chain data.
    – Akash
    Commented Nov 27, 2017 at 8:51

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