I would like to call /network/points against one of the public nodes. I tried curl -s ipaddress/network/points after I got the addresses from Giga Node https://tezos.giganode.io/, but it returns nothing. Are there basically public nodes and how can we run JSON-RPC against them?

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Giganode is indeed a public node, among many out there. However, not all RPC endpoints are exposed for performance and privacy reasons. For instance, https://mainnet-tezos.giganode.io/network/points returns 403 Forbidden because they don't allow it.

If you are looking for a list of tezos nodes, you can use this popular script to get more nodes from TzKt.io and add them to your node.

  • Thank you! Your script is really helpful!
    – Cody
    Commented Oct 9, 2020 at 4:11

As an alternative to public RPC nodes, MIDL.dev offers a commercial Tezos RPC service.

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