Hey all I'm running a full node for rinkeby testnet, but unfortunately I could neither find it on https://www.rinkeby.io/#stats nor https://ethernodes.org/network/4/nodes, I'm curious how to be eligible for listing on those pages?


Have a look at the --ethstats option in geth. https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/wiki/Command-Line-Options

Also this section on "Full Nodes" should be helpful, especially setting the --ethstats section as well as connecting to the correct bootnode. https://www.rinkeby.io/#geth

In case you do not have synced yet, get the rinkeby.json file from the link above, then run:

geth --datadir=$HOME/.rinkeby init rinkeby.json

Then run geth in some --syncmode e.g. --syncmode=full or --syncmode=light and substitute PUTYOUROWNNAMEHERE with a node name of your choice.

geth --networkid=4 --datadir=$HOME/.rinkeby --cache=1024 --syncmode=full --ethstats='PUTYOUROWNNAMEHERE:Respect my authoritah!@stats.rinkeby.io' --bootnodes=enode://a24ac7c5484ef4ed0c5eb2d36620ba4e4aa13b8c84684e1b4aab0cebea2ae45cb4d375b77eab56516d34bfbd3c1a833fc51296ff084b770b94fb9028c4d25ccf@

  • what will be in place of PUTYOUROWNNAMEHERE in ethstats='PUTYOUROWNNAMEHERE:Respect my authoritah!@stats.rinkeby.io' – Ishwar Chandra Tiwari May 2 '19 at 6:51
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    You can choose any value of your own for PUTYOUROWNNAMEHERE. the second part, which is separated by the semicolon (:Respect my authoritah!) is the password which is needed by the stats server running on stats.rinkeby.io – AirUp May 4 '19 at 22:45

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