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In our dapp, we would like to offer the user to choose from a list of different mainnet nodes, so that latency is low.

Ideally, from the list of BPs the user has voted for.

How to retrieve a list of mainnet nodes (in the web app)?

  • Did you have a solution for this issue? – blockehainer Aug 14 at 10:09
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I know you want a web API for this but the simple thing to do would be to get cleos installed and call it from an AJAX endpoint to run:

cleos -u http://api.eosnewyork.io  system  listproducers

This returns the list of BPs with URLs and then you can just call any of these BP websites with /bp.json to retrieve the API endpoints for that BP.

PS: The cleos call itself require a BP (I used EOSNewYork as an example).

  • If you want to know which one is "closest", you can try pinging them to see which of the BPs respond the fastest. – John Haager Jun 28 '18 at 21:27
  • Yes, I want a web API and a sever-less app. – friedger Jul 4 '18 at 9:32
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Another way is to use an API that is automatically geo routed based on where you are requesting from (like EOSInfra)

curl -si https://public.eosinfra.io/v1/chain/get_info

The API currently has 40ms latency from my location. Which is a reasonably good latency.

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