You can not select more than 25 topics Topics must start with a letter or number, can include dashes ('-') and can be up to 35 characters long.
 
 
 
 

6.6 KiB

Local regtest setup

To help with development of apps that use the Loop daemon (loopd) for liquidity management, it is often useful to test it in controlled environments such as on the Bitcoin regtest network.

Lightning Labs provides a stripped down version of the Loop server that works only for regtest and is only published in compiled, binary form (currently as a Docker image).

The docker-compose.yml shows an example setup and is accompanied by a quick start script that should make getting started very easy.

Requirements

To get this quick start demo environment operational, you need to have the following tools installed on your system:

  • Docker
  • docker-compose
  • jq
  • git

Starting the environment

Simply download the Loop repository and run the start command of the helper script. This will boot up the docker-compose environment, mine some regtest coins, connect and create channels between the two lnd nodes and hook up the Loop client and servers to each other.

$ git clone https://github.com/lightninglabs/loop
$ cd loop/regtest
$ ./regtest.sh start

Looping out

Looping out is the process of moving funds from your channel (off-chain) balance into your on-chain wallet through what is called a submarine swap. We use the --fast option here, otherwise the server would wait 30 minutes before proceeding to allow for batched swaps.

$ ./regtest.sh loop out --amt 500000 --fast
Send off-chain:                            500000 sat
Receive on-chain:                          492688 sat
Estimated total fee:                         7312 sat

Fast swap requested.

CONTINUE SWAP? (y/n): y
Swap initiated
ID:             f96b2e40fd75a63eba61a6ee1e0b17788d77804c0454beb5fbbe4a42a8a06245
HTLC address:   bcrt1qwgzsmag0579twr4d8hgfvarqxn27mdmdgfh7wc2hdlupsfqtxwyq5zltqn

Run `loop monitor` to monitor progress.

The swap has been initiated now. Let's observe how it works:

$ ./regtest.sh loop monitor
Note: offchain cost may report as 0 after loopd restart during swap
2021-03-19T17:01:39Z LOOP_OUT INITIATED 0.005 BTC - bcrt1qwgzsmag0579twr4d8hgfvarqxn27mdmdgfh7wc2hdlupsfqtxwyq5zltqn

Leave the command running, it will update with every new event. Open a second terminal window in the same folder/location and mine one block:

$ ./regtest.sh mine 1

You should see your previous window with the monitor command update:

2021-03-19T17:01:39Z LOOP_OUT INITIATED 0.005 BTC - bcrt1qwgzsmag0579twr4d8hgfvarqxn27mdmdgfh7wc2hdlupsfqtxwyq5zltqn
2021-03-19T17:04:37Z LOOP_OUT PREIMAGE_REVEALED 0.005 BTC - bcrt1qwgzsmag0579twr4d8hgfvarqxn27mdmdgfh7wc2hdlupsfqtxwyq5zltqn

As soon as the PREIMAGE_REVEALED message appears, you know the HTLC was published to the chain. Finish the process by mining yet another block (in the second terminal window):

$ ./regtest.sh mine 1

Your monitor window should now show the completion of the swap:

2021-03-19T17:01:39Z LOOP_OUT INITIATED 0.005 BTC - bcrt1qwgzsmag0579twr4d8hgfvarqxn27mdmdgfh7wc2hdlupsfqtxwyq5zltqn
2021-03-19T17:04:37Z LOOP_OUT PREIMAGE_REVEALED 0.005 BTC - bcrt1qwgzsmag0579twr4d8hgfvarqxn27mdmdgfh7wc2hdlupsfqtxwyq5zltqn
2021-03-19T17:06:25Z LOOP_OUT SUCCESS 0.005 BTC - bcrt1qwgzsmag0579twr4d8hgfvarqxn27mdmdgfh7wc2hdlupsfqtxwyq5zltqn (cost: server 50, onchain 6687, offchain 0)

Congratulations, you just did a loop out!

Loop in

Looping in is very similar but does the opposite: swap your on-chain balance for off-chain (channel) balance:

$ ./regtest.sh loop in --amt 500000
Send on-chain:                             500000 sat
Receive off-chain:                         492279 sat
Estimated total fee:                         7721 sat

CONTINUE SWAP? (y/n): y
Swap initiated
ID:           d95167e33e79df292e5ffeda29d34614a5a087c9378ffae003b9a25bb0f1c2e4
HTLC address (P2WSH): bcrt1q4p0pead4tfepm683fff8fl8g3kpx8spjztuquu2sctfzed9rufls2z0g2f

Run `loop monitor` to monitor progress.


$ ./regtest.sh loop monitor
Note: offchain cost may report as 0 after loopd restart during swap
2021-03-19T17:17:13Z LOOP_IN HTLC_PUBLISHED 0.005 BTC - P2WSH: bcrt1q4p0pead4tfepm683fff8fl8g3kpx8spjztuquu2sctfzed9rufls2z0g2f

In your second terminal window, go ahead and mine a block:

$ ./regtest.sh mine 1

You should see your previous window with the monitor command update:

2021-03-19T17:17:13Z LOOP_IN HTLC_PUBLISHED 0.005 BTC - P2WSH: bcrt1q4p0pead4tfepm683fff8fl8g3kpx8spjztuquu2sctfzed9rufls2z0g2f
2021-03-19T17:18:38Z LOOP_IN INVOICE_SETTLED 0.005 BTC - P2WSH: bcrt1q4p0pead4tfepm683fff8fl8g3kpx8spjztuquu2sctfzed9rufls2z0g2f (cost: server -499929, onchain 7650, offchain 0)

After mining yet another block, the process should complete:

$ ./regtest.sh mine 1
2021-03-19T17:17:13Z LOOP_IN HTLC_PUBLISHED 0.005 BTC - P2WSH: bcrt1q4p0pead4tfepm683fff8fl8g3kpx8spjztuquu2sctfzed9rufls2z0g2f
2021-03-19T17:18:38Z LOOP_IN INVOICE_SETTLED 0.005 BTC - P2WSH: bcrt1q4p0pead4tfepm683fff8fl8g3kpx8spjztuquu2sctfzed9rufls2z0g2f (cost: server -499929, onchain 7650, offchain 0)
2021-03-19T17:19:21Z LOOP_IN SUCCESS 0.005 BTC - P2WSH: bcrt1q4p0pead4tfepm683fff8fl8g3kpx8spjztuquu2sctfzed9rufls2z0g2f (cost: server 71, onchain 7650, offchain 0)

Using the Loop server in an existing setup

This docker-compose is only meant as a demo and quick start help. You can of course also integrate the Loop server Docker image into your existing regtest environment.

Simply pull the image and run it by pointing it to an existing lnd node:

$ docker pull lightninglabs/loopserver:latest
$ docker run -d \
    -p 11009:11009 \
    -v /some/dir/to/lnd:/root/.lnd \
    lightninglabs/loopserver:latest \
      daemon \
      --maxamt=5000000 \
      --lnd.host=some-lnd-node:10009 \
      --lnd.macaroondir=/root/.lnd/data/chain/bitcoin/regtest \
      --lnd.tlspath=/root/.lnd/tls.cert \

An existing Loop client (loopd) can then be pointed to this server with:

$ loopd \
    --network=regtest \
    --debuglevel=debug \
    --server.host=localhost:11009 \
    --server.notls \
    --lnd.host=some-other-lnd-node:10009 \
    --lnd.macaroonpath=/root/.lnd/data/chain/bitcoin/regtest/admin.macaroon \
    --lnd.tlspath=/root/.lnd/tls.cert

The --server.notls is important here as the regtest version of the Loop server only supports insecure, non-TLS connections.

Also make sure you connect the Loop server and Loop client to a different lnd node each since an lnd node cannot pay itself. Obviously there also need to be some channels with enough liquidity between the server's and client's lnd nodes (direct or indirect doesn't matter).