cleos net status [OPTIONS] host


  • [OPTIONS] = See Options in the Command Usage section below.
  • host = The hostname:port to query status of connection

Note: The arguments and options enclosed in square brackets are optional.


Returns the status of a connected peer. This command allows a node operator to check the status of a node's connected peer.

Command Usage

The following information shows the different positionals and options you can use with the cleos net status command:


  • host TEXT REQUIRED - The hostname:port to query status of connection


  • -h,--help - Print this help message and exit


Make sure you meet the following requirements:

  • Install the currently supported version of cleos.


    cleos is bundled with the EOSIO software. Installing EOSIO will also install the cleos and keosd command line tools.

  • You have access to a producing node instance with the net_api_plugin loaded.


The following examples demonstrate how to use the cleos net status command:

  • List the status of a connected peer listening at p2p address localhost:9001 for a local node listening at http address
cleos -u net status localhost:9001


  "peer": "localhost:9001",
  "connecting": false,
  "syncing": false,
  "last_handshake": {
    "network_version": 1210,
    "chain_id": "60fb0eb4742886af8a0e147f4af6fd363e8e8d8f18bdf73a10ee0134fec1c551",
    "node_id": "7432b032b50a5a3b04a220c48d75f12e5a089405dfee578c3e5b4cf46865e86e",
    "key": "EOS1111111111111111111111111111111114T1Anm",
    "time": "1620935866018960000",
    "token": "0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
    "sig": "SIG_K1_111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111116uk5ne",
    "p2p_address": " - 7432b03",
    "last_irreversible_block_num": 184,
    "last_irreversible_block_id": "000000b899bd9462ac4697b5d265e47ef5d88d5a66a24a1c2d37de7974fe32f5",
    "head_num": 185,
    "head_id": "000000b9f79e2394a48738fb3c8c87dac944094648c23818427e1d44375b6034",
    "os": "osx",
    "agent": "EOS Test Agent",
    "generation": 1

Note: The last_handshake field contains the chain state of the specified peer as of the last handshake message with the node. For more information read the Handshake Message in the Network Peer Protocol document.