Can I store a file with myself?

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).

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

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.