I am starting geth like the below command

Geth "--ipcdisable --rpc --fast --datadir="path" --rpcapi personal"

I want to get the blockchain synchronization details from geth.

So I issue the following command

curl -x {"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_syncing","params":[],"id":1}

But I get this exception

{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":1,"error":{"code":-32601,"message":"The method eth_syncing does not exist\/is not available"}}

I can see from the logs that blockchain is synchronizing but I cant run this command. How to fix this.

  • --testnet --ipcdisable --rpc --fast --datadir="path" --rpcapi db,eth,net,web3,personal" this did the trick for me. Its working now
    – jgm
    Aug 4, 2016 at 22:16

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user@Kumquat:~$ curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_syncing","params":[],"id":1}' http://localhost:8545

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