We are trying to use the sandbox to test out some functions. I get no response when I ping http://sandbox.iotatoken.com/api/v1/.

This does not work:

var iota = new IOTA({
  'provider': 'http://sandbox.iotatoken.com/api/v1/',
  'sandbox': true,
  'token': '162e807b-97d5-4ef6-a500-03706d859736'

We are new at this. Is there a different sandbox address? Is there a problem with the DNS and is there an IP address we could use? Are we misunderstanding how to use the sandbox API?

  • Not every endpoint has to react to pings. That might be totally unrelated to your problem.
    – Helmar
    Commented Jan 1, 2018 at 21:45
  • Where did you get your API token from? I think the sandbox changed to sandbox.iota.org some time ago, but that returns 404 now as well and since I never used the sandbox (I just used the public testnet) I have no idea whether it moved again or whether it is "just down" at the moment.
    – mihi
    Commented Jan 1, 2018 at 22:22

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It doesn't appear that the sandbox is up anymore or maintained. But you can just as easily play with the network by using a real node since you can send 0 value transactions. That is what I have been doing instead by just encoding value messages for testing.

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