Error observed on Heimdall: Error dialing seed

Created by Parvez Shaikh, Modified on Mon, 26 Feb 2024 at 01:06 PM by Sanket Saagar Saagar Karan

If you are encountering an error dialing seed on your Heimdall node, there are a few steps you can take to resolve the issue. Here are some things to try:

1. Check whether your Heimdall node is configured with the latest seeds as listed on the node setup documents.
If you are not using the latest seeds, update your configuration to use the correct ones.

2. If you’re still encountering the error, after either updating to the latest seeds or confirming that you are using the right seeds, you may need to clear the addrbook.json file. To do this, follow the steps below.

STEP 1: Open the config.toml file in your terminal

vi /var/lib/heimdall/config/config.toml

STEP 2: Stop heimdalld service

sudo service heimdalld stop

STEP 3: Clear your addrbook

sudo service heimdalld stop
cp /var/lib/heimdall/config/addrbook.json /var/lib/heimdall/config/addrbook.json.bkp
rm /var/lib/heimdall/config/addrbook.json

STEP 4: Increase max_num_inbound_peers and max_num_outbound_peers in


max_num_inbound_peers = 300
max_num_outbound_peers = 100

STEP 5: Start heimdalld service with the following command

sudo service heimdalld start

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