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sia-antfarm

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sia-antfarm is a collection of utilities for performing complex, end-to-end tests of the Sia platform. These test are long-running and offer superior insight into high-level network behaviour than Sia's existing automated testing suite.

Install

go get -u github.com/NebulousLabs/Sia-Ant-Farm/...
cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/NebulousLabs/Sia-Ant-Farm
make dependencies && make

Running a sia-antfarm

This repository contains one utility, sia-antfarm. sia-antfarm starts up a number of siad instances, using jobs and configuration options parsed from the input config.json. sia-antfarm takes a flag, -config, which is a path to a JSON file defining the ants and their jobs. See nebulous-configs/ for some examples that we use to test Sia.

An example config.json:

config.json:

{
	"antconfigs": 
	[ 
		{
			"jobs": [
				"gateway"
			]
		},
		{
			"jobs": [
				"gateway"
			]
		},
		{
			"jobs": [
				"gateway"
			]
		},
		{
			"jobs": [
				"gateway"
			]
		},
		{
			"apiaddr": "127.0.0.1:9980",
			"jobs": [
				"gateway",
				"miner"
			]
		}
	],
	"autoconnect": true
}

This config.json creates 5 ants, with four running the gateway job and one running a gateway and a miner job. If HostAddr, APIAddr, or RPCAddr are not specified, they will be set to a random port. If autoconnect is set to false, the ants will not automatically be made peers of each other.

Note that the ants connect to each other over the public Internet, so you must either have UPnP enabled on your router or you must configure your system so that the ants' RPCAddr and HostAddr ports are accessible from the Internet.

Available configuration options:

{
	'ListenAddress': the listen address that the `sia-antfarm` API listens on
	'AntConfigs': an array of `AntConfig` objects, defining the ants to run on this antfarm
	'AutoConnect': a boolean which automatically bootstraps the antfarm if provided
	'ExternalFarms': an array of strings, where each string is the api address of an external antfarm to connect to.
}

AntConfigs have the following options:

{
	'APIAddr': the api address for the ant to listen on, by default an unused localhost: bind address will be used.
	'RPCAddr': the RPC address for the ant to listen on, by default an unused bind address will be used.
	'HostAddr': the Host address for the ant to listen on, by default an unused bind address will be used.
	'SiaDirectory': the data directory to use for this ant, by default a unique directory in `./antfarm-data` will be generated and used.
	'SiadPath': the path to the `siad` binary, by default the `siad` in your path will be used.
	'Jobs': an array of jobs for this ant to run. available jobs include: ['miner', 'host', 'renter', 'gateway']
	'DesiredCurrency': a minimum (integer) amount of SiaCoin that this Ant will attempt to maintain by mining currency. This is mutually exclusive with the `miner` job.
}

License

The MIT License (MIT)