I installed and run geth on local node in my Ubuntu 16.04. After start the geth in testnet, I got highest block by eth.sync. This highest block was similar with the latest block of ropsten.etherscan.io. But eth.sync is returning same result with first one. So I can't get the latest block from syncing. Is this right way? How can I get highest block?

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Open a terminal type geth attach then type eth.blockNumber if you are not getting the latest block number then blockchain is not fully synced, Also you should use ssd otherwise it will take forever to sync with hdd...

After blockchain is fully synced you will be able to get latest block number.

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