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I want to run my node in the testnet for testing and learning purposes. Where can I find neighbours for it? Is there some kind of public list of public testnet nodes?

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  • +1. This question really needs some good answers. I am also stuck on getting neighbors for testnet. Feb 16, 2018 at 6:13

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you can find a #testnet channel on the new IOTA Discord https://discord.gg/5spymQ, ask there and you will probably find people to connect with.

There is a #testnet channel on the IOTA Slack also, but this tchat will be closed and people are currently migrating on the Discord.

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    Actually I asked this question on both slack and discord before publishing the question on StackExchange. Nobody answered me there, so I decided maybe I'll be more lucky here.
    – alexpods
    Jan 17, 2018 at 20:01
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    keep trying on Discord, this is your best chance. Maybe you can try in #tanglemath and #cord-dev-answer
    – youyou
    Jan 17, 2018 at 20:24
  • Same here. It's quite difficult to find any neighbours. Jun 6, 2018 at 13:33
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You can visit https://nodesharing.wisewolf.de/, which can automatically assign you testnet or mainnet neighbours for the Chrysalis network (IOTA 1.5, as currently live).

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Neighbors on the test network are difficult to obtain and unstable. It is recommended to use official test nodes, especially when your node would have have a dynamic IP address, would not be reachable from the public Internet, or would not be online 24/7.

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