Testnet node - slow download speed and graphql endpoint not loading

A couple of issues while running a Testnet node. I was following this guide.

  1. The Chain Configuration section links to an example config for beta-5 but in the Discord, I noticed that beta-5 is not live yet. So unsure if this section needs to be updated.
  2. I ran the node anyway, with the beta-5 example configuration, and it still seemed to work. However, http://84.247.141.79:4000/graphql doesn’t seem to load for me even though I noticed the following logs:
2024-02-11T07:45:35.136469Z  INFO new{name=}: fuel_core::graphql_api::service: 216: Binding GraphQL provider to 0.0.0.0:4000
2024-02-11T07:45:35.136739Z  INFO new{name=}:initialize_loop{service="FuelService"}: fuel_core_services::service: 330: Starting FuelService service
2024-02-11T07:45:35.136823Z  INFO new{name=}:initialize_loop{service="GraphQL"}: fuel_core_services::service: 330: Starting GraphQL service

In addition, the logs being downloaded are painfully slow and I don’t think this is intentional. My machine has more than enough resources available for downloading to not be an issue, so quite unsure how to go about resolving this/understanding what’s the “normal” speed.

er::service::get_logs: 33: Downloading logs for block range: 5264197..=5264224
d2024-02-11T07:55:15.560356Z  INFO new{name=}:initialize_loop{service="Relayer"}: fuel_core_relayer::service::get_logs: 33: Downloading logs for block range: 5264225..=5264256
gra2024-02-11T08:01:40.628791Z  INFO new{name=}:initialize_loop{service="Relayer"}: fuel_core_relayer::service::get_logs: 33: Downloading logs for block range: 5264257..=5264285
2024-02-11T08:08:05.738313Z  INFO new{name=}:initialize_loop{service="Relayer"}: fuel_core_relayer::service::get_logs: 33: Downloading logs for block range: 5264286..=5264317
2024-02-11T08:14:25.852734Z  INFO new{name=}:initialize_loop{service="Relayer"}: fuel_core_relayer::service::get_logs: 33: Downloading logs for block range: 5264318..=5264349

fuelup show output below.

Default host: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
fuelup home: /root/.fuelup

installed toolchains
--------------------
latest-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu (default)

active toolchain
----------------
latest-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu (default)
  forc : 0.49.1
    - forc-client
      - forc-deploy : 0.49.1
      - forc-run : 0.49.1
    - forc-crypto : 0.49.1
    - forc-doc : 0.49.1
    - forc-explore : 0.28.1
    - forc-fmt : 0.49.1
    - forc-lsp : 0.49.1
    - forc-tx : 0.49.1
    - forc-wallet : 0.4.2
  fuel-core : 0.22.0
  fuel-core-keygen : 0.22.0

fuels versions
--------------
forc : 0.54.0
forc-wallet : 0.54.0

It’s actually happening to me as well. Curious if anyone have a solution for this.

Hello @ymittal,

  1. Just a heads-up: Beta-5 hasn’t been officially announced yet, but all the necessary tooling and infrastructure are already available for use. :shushing_face:

  2. It seems like you might be running a node using a different cloud service. For guidance, please check out this discussion: Is my node running correctly (beta4) - #6 by calldelegation

Hope this helps!

@Lucplo, are you experiencing the same issue with slow block downloads?

Yes, the node slowly catch up with Sepolia through Infura and is always behind

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@Lucplo, our client team is currently investigating this matter. It appears to be a DNS issue on our end. Rest assured, I will keep you updated with any progress and let you know as soon as we have a solution in place. :slightly_smiling_face:

any updates here? I don’t have firewall issues.

2024-02-26T05:55:07.461947Z  INFO new{name=}:initialize_loop{service="Relayer"}: fuel_core_relayer::service::get_logs: 33: Downloading logs for block range: 5363498..=5365112
2024-02-26T06:00:02.964929Z  INFO new{name=}:initialize_loop{service="Relayer"}: fuel_core_relayer::service::get_logs: 33: Downloading logs for block range: 5365113..=5365141

check my latest run’s logs - this is a bottleneck in the running of the node. are there nodes running successfully? If so, what are they doing differently? Aren’t most nodes on just VPSs available for rent? Note I’m using a Contabo box