Issues connecting to a local node with RESTful API


Hello, I’ve setup a local Blockstack node on my laptop and have tried to initiate a simple auth request from another computer, like the examples on Github, and thus far been unsuccessful. I try to connect to the node using the local IP address of my laptop and the port 6264, but the GET request gets rejected.

So far between Chrome and Firefox, only Chrome has tried to redirect me to my local node. Firefox just says “The address wasn’t understood”.

Am I using the correct port?


The Blockstack Core REST API runs on port 6270 by default.

You’ll have to start it with the blockstack api start command…it isn’t running by default.

Confused about a Blockstack ID transfer

Thank you, It looks like I was running an old version of the Blockstack client.