While there are different types of networks, there are different types of nodes as well. Find the list below.
Triones node | Ontology MainNet
Triones nodes are bookkeeping nodes that participate in the network consensus, and must be voted in by user staking of ONT, after applying to be a consensus node. More information on Ontology consensus can be found here.
Synchronization node | Ontology MainNet / Polaris TestNet
Synchronization nodes do not participate in network consensus, and only synchronizes the blocks generated by the Triones (bookkeeping) nodes.
Single node | Private TestNet
Ontology supports single node network deployment for the development in private test environments.
A fully featured command line interface for creating, managing, and interacting with Ontology network nodes.
Setup a node on the Ontology MainNet, Polaris TestNet, or private TestNet
Manage the nodes RPC, REST, and WebSocket sub-services
Configure node parameters such as network gas fee price and transaction limit per block
Run and manage an Ontology MainNet consensus node
Account and asset management
Multi-Signature account creation and transaction signing
Query block and transaction information
Smart contract deployment and invocation
Ontology blockchain network consists of both a public live and public test environment. Developers also have the choice of deploying a node in a private test environment.
Ontology (MainNet): public live environment
Polaris (TestNet): public test environment
Private (TestNet): private single node network and test environment