I am querying a mainnet tezos node for test chain data using the url specified in the following question: Can I use an RPC to switch the Tezos node to another protocol?
Specifically "/chains/test/blocks/head", this returns a 404. This leads to several other questions(please assume archive mode unless explicitly stated):
- does the binary for the tezos-node have to be the latest one?, if so, will I have to resync or will the latest binary be compatible with the current db?
- if binary needs to be updated to see the test chain data, does archive mode need to be reestablished?
- Is the test chain going to appear on alphanet?
- If binary doesn't need to be updated, then why does it return a 404 error when I query for "/chains/test/blocks/head", please keep in mind, that url is from the previous question asked.
Thank you for your help.