Can I store a file with myself?

#1

To get up and running with filecoin, I’d like to test sending and receiving files with myself.

To that end, can I propose a storage deal with a miner hosted on my node? If not, why?

(I could just set up another node on my network to test it out, but I’m curious about this).

#2

You cannot, due to https://github.com/filecoin-project/go-filecoin/issues/1917

#3

Thank you for the detail, anorth! It helps to understand the technical background as to why I can’t do that.

I found the how-to guide on setting up two nodes on one machine - https://github.com/filecoin-project/go-filecoin/wiki/More-HowTos - and it looks like that will help me get set up for dev work.