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I have installed bitcoin core (23.0) on a virtual machine (Debian GNU/Linux 10, x86_64) and tried to start the testnet initial block download. Unfortunately,a few days ago blockchain sync is stuck on a particular block 4032 and constantly reports following lines

2022-08-03T18:58:26Z Synchronizing blockheaders, height: 2262031 (~99.69%)
2022-08-03T18:58:26Z Peer=6 is stalling block download, disconnecting
2022-08-03T18:58:26Z Synchronizing blockheaders, height: 2264031 (~99.69%)
2022-08-03T18:58:32Z New outbound peer connected: version: 70015, blocks=2314713, peer=16 (outbound-full-relay)

This problem is not present on mainnet and my bitcoin.conf currently looks simply this way

testnet=1
prune=550

What I've already tried:

  1. Run bitcoind with -maxconnections=1
  2. Run bitcoind with -reindex
  3. Tried different configurations of bitcoin.conf
  4. Delete .bitcoin data directory and restart bitcoind
  5. invalidate block

all steps were unsuccessful :'(

Stuck on this

I am ready to provide further information and would appreciate if someone could help with this issue! Also, I am quite a newbie, so I could be missing something obvious.

With listen=0 and after removing datadir testnet3:

2022-08-05T17:33:57Z   - Connect postprocess: 0.88ms [3.43s (0.85ms/blk)]
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z - Connect block: 1.65ms [6.09s (1.51ms/blk)]
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z Enqueuing BlockConnected: block hash=000000001af3b22a7598b10574deb6b3e2d596f36d62b0a49cb89a1f99ab81eb block height=4032
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z Enqueuing UpdatedBlockTip: new block hash=000000001af3b22a7598b10574deb6b3e2d596f36d62b0a49cb89a1f99ab81eb fork block hash=000000002e9ccffc999166ccf8d72129e1b2e9c754f6c90ad2f77cab0d9fb4c7 (in IBD=true)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z Requesting block 0000000001b8c862bc9d5bcb0b15695bef9eafaf31d39678d08f8cbbba6f041b (4096) peer=0
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getdata (37 bytes) peer=0
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z UpdatedBlockTip: new block hash=000000004b072849e63b49f209cf966847569e9ae5aa0a5e83e7847c143168b0 fork block hash=000000009577b19248f3c4bebddb6b6ca2105e1f700b63a045057f74fee18687 (in IBD=true)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z BlockConnected: block hash=000000002e9ccffc999166ccf8d72129e1b2e9c754f6c90ad2f77cab0d9fb4c7 block height=4031
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z UpdatedBlockTip: new block hash=000000002e9ccffc999166ccf8d72129e1b2e9c754f6c90ad2f77cab0d9fb4c7 fork block hash=000000004b072849e63b49f209cf966847569e9ae5aa0a5e83e7847c143168b0 (in IBD=true)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z BlockConnected: block hash=000000001af3b22a7598b10574deb6b3e2d596f36d62b0a49cb89a1f99ab81eb block height=4032
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z UpdatedBlockTip: new block hash=000000001af3b22a7598b10574deb6b3e2d596f36d62b0a49cb89a1f99ab81eb fork block hash=000000002e9ccffc999166ccf8d72129e1b2e9c754f6c90ad2f77cab0d9fb4c7 (in IBD=true)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=2
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (2061999) to end to peer=2 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=2
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=3
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (2057999) to end to peer=3 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=3
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=8
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (1975999) to end to peer=8 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=8
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=1
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (1979999) to end to peer=1 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=1
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=6
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (1693999) to end to peer=6 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=6
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=4
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (1837999) to end to peer=4 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=4
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=1
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (1981999) to end to peer=1 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=1
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=4
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (1839999) to end to peer=4 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=4
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=2
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (2063999) to end to peer=2 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=2
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=3
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (2059999) to end to peer=3 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=3
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=8
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (1977999) to end to peer=8 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=8
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=4
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (1841999) to end to peer=4 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=4
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=1
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (1983999) to end to peer=1 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=1
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=8
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (1979999) to end to peer=8 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=8
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=4
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (1843999) to end to peer=4 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=4
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=3
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (2061999) to end to peer=3 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=3
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=2
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (2065999) to end to peer=2 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=2
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=1
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (1985999) to end to peer=1 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=1
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=4
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (1845999) to end to peer=4 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=4
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=6
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (1695999) to end to peer=6 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=6
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=8
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (1981999) to end to peer=8 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=8
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=1
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (1987999) to end to peer=1 (startheight:2315040)
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z sending getheaders (1061 bytes) peer=1
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z received: headers (162003 bytes) peer=4
2022-08-05T17:33:57Z more getheaders (1847999) to end to peer=4 (startheight:2315040)

... and ...

2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 172.76.167.210:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[118][47]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 44.234.48.207:3000 mapped to AS0 to new[377][51]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 95.217.106.33:16666 mapped to AS0 to new[764][36]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 102.91.5.163:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[53][32]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 18.237.199.30:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[893][12]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 45.90.211.106:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[632][36]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 89.145.164.141:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[380][12]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 181.90.78.167:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[202][8]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 35.176.160.196:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[410][35]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 147.182.228.171:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[964][4]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 195.206.2.235:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[242][42]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added [2001:861:3dc3:2670:b8d9:59c5:e41a:4e7d]:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[1000][54]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 185.220.101.156:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[729][5]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 3.212.1.199:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[959][51]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 94.231.253.18:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[722][26]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 192.145.119.170:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[775][17]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 46.158.72.210:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[190][58]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 163.172.140.222:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[689][17]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Removed 5.14.213.154:18445 from new[242][57]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 46.243.25.106:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[242][57]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 196.178.74.11:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[309][18]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 91.225.142.178:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[722][33]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 13.215.108.60:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[53][15]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 54.64.59.249:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[53][48]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 174.127.250.4:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[764][13]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 154.204.24.234:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[116][33]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added [2a01:5ec0:1802:3354:799e:13dd:45a:b738]:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[71][21]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 45.32.110.61:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[729][51]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Removed 192.46.234.64:18333 from new[932][36]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 92.115.99.159:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[932][36]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Removed [2404:7a80:30e0:3800:70e6:98b5:da5:10fa]:18333 from new[775][14]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 101.224.16.240:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[775][14]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Removed 187.109.87.182:18333 from new[544][30]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 198.8.92.88:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[544][30]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 189.147.148.39:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[323][54]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 176.232.63.113:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[616][57]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 172.105.84.158:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[334][57]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added [2a01:4f8:151:30c9::2]:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[435][38]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 103.55.11.35:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[53][39]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 54.215.35.252:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[309][41]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 3.73.44.141:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[306][43]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added [2a02:a210:2041:34f0:31f6:deaa:7d6b:d08]:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[616][46]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 131.94.186.110:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[118][13]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 80.49.50.192:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[245][35]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Removed 142.147.89.228:18333 from new[377][39]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 34.105.113.80:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[377][39]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 195.154.200.157:8333 mapped to AS0 to new[435][39]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 18.237.26.158:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[893][56]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 88.118.15.170:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[964][49]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added [2a01:4f8:10b:a85::2]:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[435][54]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 41.147.0.51:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[53][53]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 3.121.218.237:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[190][15]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 161.97.146.5:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[466][59]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 180.123.22.114:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[995][11]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 93.173.235.84:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[662][34]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 176.63.24.73:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[380][44]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 45.20.115.208:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[765][29]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 31.61.238.243:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[334][44]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 34.139.188.226:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[1002][40]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 54.169.102.36:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[153][1]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 45.33.48.32:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[806][57]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 178.239.173.192:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[410][24]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Removed 194.105.137.123:18333 from new[997][40]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 63.248.86.232:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[997][40]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Removed 197.210.71.117:18333 from new[194][50]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 85.221.228.98:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[194][50]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Removed 95.102.215.12:8333 from new[205][45]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added [2001:0:9d38:6abd:242e:1556:b98f:a440]:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[205][45]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 52.56.40.174:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[921][38]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 118.78.39.4:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[729][61]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added [2405:6583:9300:6f00:411f:4bc1:a3ba:c44e]:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[53][41]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 177.39.33.46:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[242][46]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 47.75.136.114:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[197][42]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 18.208.195.121:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[944][58]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 3.235.199.140:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[1000][44]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 45.76.27.11:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[334][54]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 59.40.141.29:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[209][53]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added [2603:7080:ec40:1b00::17dd]:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[886][32]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 62.23.155.50:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[678][28]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 203.189.252.172:20020 mapped to AS0 to new[1002][0]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 52.3.226.5:30000 mapped to AS0 to new[190][12]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 219.152.31.241:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[944][9]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Removed [2a0e:1d40:805:3700:85d9:ab91:63f9:61ba]:18333 from new[306][38]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added [2601:647:5680:5440:dbb:af47:d5c3:c913]:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[306][38]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 3.20.168.21:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[118][39]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Removed 54.198.73.12:18333 from new[765][53]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added [2a01:4ff:f0:4456::1]:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[765][53]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 20.76.160.107:39388 mapped to AS0 to new[194][26]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 114.255.110.130:39388 mapped to AS0 to new[678][58]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 50.2.13.165:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[202][57]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 181.45.24.195:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[194][12]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 81.148.223.188:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[431][8]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 31.22.203.42:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[921][59]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 185.220.101.182:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[729][48]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 172.76.174.137:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[118][35]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Removed 161.97.88.150:18333 from new[466][26]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 142.132.252.156:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[466][26]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 40.91.196.213:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[205][54]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added [2601:646:9c00:a9d0:b5d0:28f1:ec9e:c7c9]:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[194][57]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 207.244.177.107:18333 mapped to AS0 to new[334][14]
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z Added 494 addresses (of 881) from 3.18.26.129: 30 tried, 8326 new
2022-08-05T17:51:25Z received: pong (8 bytes) peer=39
2022-08-05T17:51:26Z Selected 34.207.108.183:18333 from tried
2022-08-05T17:51:26Z Selected 91.214.220.136:18333 from new
2022-08-05T17:51:26Z Selected 34.207.108.183:18333 from tried
2022-08-05T17:51:27Z Selected [2603:6080:6a03:c300:c104:8a1d:5a25:e7c6]:18333 from new
2022-08-05T17:51:27Z trying connection [2603:6080:6a03:c300:c104:8a1d:5a25:e7c6]:18333 lastseen=331.5hrs

... and ...

2022-08-05T18:13:09Z connection attempt to 217.138.199.93:18333 timed out
2022-08-05T18:13:10Z Selected 35.78.193.194:18333 from new
2022-08-05T18:13:10Z trying connection 35.78.193.194:18333 lastseen=286.2hrs
2022-08-05T18:13:10Z sending ping (8 bytes) peer=114
2022-08-05T18:13:15Z connection attempt to 35.78.193.194:18333 timed out
2022-08-05T18:13:15Z Selected 51.77.119.85:18333 from tried
2022-08-05T18:13:15Z Selected 172.81.180.110:18333 from new
2022-08-05T18:13:15Z trying connection 172.81.180.110:18333 lastseen=10.7hrs
2022-08-05T18:13:20Z connection attempt to 172.81.180.110:18333 timed out
2022-08-05T18:13:21Z Selected 80.133.96.162:18333 from new
2022-08-05T18:13:21Z trying connection 80.133.96.162:18333 lastseen=644.4hrs
2022-08-05T18:13:22Z sending ping (8 bytes) peer=115
2022-08-05T18:13:23Z sending ping (8 bytes) peer=116
2022-08-05T18:13:26Z connection attempt to 80.133.96.162:18333 timed out
2022-08-05T18:13:26Z Selected 52.0.54.100:18333 from tried
2022-08-05T18:13:26Z trying connection 52.0.54.100:18333 lastseen=0.5hrs
2022-08-05T18:13:26Z Added connection peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:26Z sending version (102 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:26Z send version message: version 70016, blocks=4032, txrelay=1, peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: version (102 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending wtxidrelay (0 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending sendaddrv2 (0 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending verack (0 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending getaddr (0 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z receive version message: /Satoshi:0.21.0/: version 70016, blocks=2315045, us=130.149.221.147:59312, txrelay=1, peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: wtxidrelay (0 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: sendaddrv2 (0 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: verack (0 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z New outbound peer connected: version: 70016, blocks=2315045, peer=128 (outbound-full-relay)
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending sendheaders (0 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending sendcmpct (9 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending sendcmpct (9 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending ping (8 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z initial getheaders (2315044) to peer=128 (startheight:2315045)
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending getheaders (1093 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending feefilter (8 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: sendheaders (0 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: sendcmpct (9 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: sendcmpct (9 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: ping (8 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending pong (8 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: addrv2 (16 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z Received addr: 1 addresses (1 processed, 0 rate-limited) from peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: getheaders (1093 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z Ignoring getheaders from peer=128 because node is in initial block download
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: feefilter (8 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: feefilter of 0.00001000 BTC/kvB from peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: pong (8 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: headers (82 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z Protecting outbound peer=128 from eviction
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z Stall started peer=127
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z Selected 94.23.33.130:18333 from tried
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z trying connection 94.23.33.130:18333 lastseen=0.2hrs
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z Added connection peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending version (102 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z send version message: version 70016, blocks=4032, txrelay=0, peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: version (103 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending wtxidrelay (0 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending sendaddrv2 (0 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending verack (0 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z receive version message: /Satoshi:21.99.0/: version 70016, blocks=2315045, us=130.149.221.147:46822, txrelay=1, peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: wtxidrelay (0 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: sendaddrv2 (0 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: verack (0 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z New outbound peer connected: version: 70016, blocks=2315045, peer=129 (block-relay-only)
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending sendheaders (0 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending sendcmpct (9 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending sendcmpct (9 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending ping (8 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z initial getheaders (2315044) to peer=129 (startheight:2315045)
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending getheaders (1093 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: sendheaders (0 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: sendcmpct (9 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: sendcmpct (9 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: ping (8 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z sending pong (8 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: addrv2 (16 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z ignoring addrv2 message from block-relay-only peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: getheaders (1093 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z Ignoring getheaders from peer=129 because node is in initial block download
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: feefilter (8 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: feefilter of 0.00001000 BTC/kvB from peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: pong (8 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:27Z received: headers (82 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:28Z Selected 201.213.139.40:18333 from new
2022-08-05T18:13:28Z Making feeler connection to 201.213.139.40:18333
2022-08-05T18:13:28Z trying connection 201.213.139.40:18333 lastseen=39.8hrs
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Peer=127 is stalling block download, disconnecting
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z disconnecting peer=127
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Cleared nodestate for peer=127
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Requesting block 00000000db623a1752143f2f805c4527573570d9b4ca0a3cfe371e703ac429aa (4033) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Requesting block 0000000073d8b2f92be7a94ee567f07fb0bead01364a68afe11e1fe2a03f9448 (4036) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Requesting block 00000000ff0106750519cd7b545f639e9bae958183792c5f34e95e1a490630d1 (4041) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Requesting block 00000000cee0b413b827d1f0ced850d8b69cf591b8304b49e7ca263e3aea0f38 (4045) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Requesting block 0000000037352c5bef9447da95603add1bb14bac64619894a50d78ff7c394cd1 (4047) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Requesting block 00000000581a124da37e9c16ea43e0725962a31f68430be749e21bd1902101b8 (4053) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Requesting block 00000000691dadb3705b7b8a0902bcf893292b454b809e12924a71e20c341a41 (4057) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Requesting block 000000004e7c05621db9cdcf62d362efb914721c4094dc8b8c6677db56c3d489 (4064) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Requesting block 00000000988a45071d7cf0a9aa61ba1ede22df9dce2ffe5e79607f4d7e936a40 (4065) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Requesting block 00000000678ffa59dd961b372173196f0713eb36f7ec8a3324d78cfcb19c7c7a (4070) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Requesting block 0000000030beedda39a27dd825f0ee83ba06f537be9a3dd621ba0baa2fc91b82 (4073) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Requesting block 000000007a78cdc2bb51b2058bb20f1921250abbbf564d16511b805428d56054 (4079) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Requesting block 0000000067570ed3aed985b70372b3e7be7dfb265d348b803977a40774ca057c (4080) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Requesting block 000000006464a1f36a0a4076a193913b5f24b9bb435925f111c23c66c975615d (4086) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Requesting block 00000000ce8084c04d41ea5b1650424414ebb6a2e9544be32d79923bab7a5eef (4087) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Requesting block 000000005225db12742b41070a0239c708cae1cfee79caa65560cb8a4ee2d090 (4091) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z sending getdata (577 bytes) peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:29Z Stall started peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z Peer=129 is stalling block download, disconnecting
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z disconnecting peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z Cleared nodestate for peer=129
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z Requesting block 00000000db623a1752143f2f805c4527573570d9b4ca0a3cfe371e703ac429aa (4033) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z Requesting block 0000000073d8b2f92be7a94ee567f07fb0bead01364a68afe11e1fe2a03f9448 (4036) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z Requesting block 00000000ff0106750519cd7b545f639e9bae958183792c5f34e95e1a490630d1 (4041) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z Requesting block 00000000cee0b413b827d1f0ced850d8b69cf591b8304b49e7ca263e3aea0f38 (4045) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z Requesting block 0000000037352c5bef9447da95603add1bb14bac64619894a50d78ff7c394cd1 (4047) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z Requesting block 00000000581a124da37e9c16ea43e0725962a31f68430be749e21bd1902101b8 (4053) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z Requesting block 00000000691dadb3705b7b8a0902bcf893292b454b809e12924a71e20c341a41 (4057) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z Requesting block 000000004e7c05621db9cdcf62d362efb914721c4094dc8b8c6677db56c3d489 (4064) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z Requesting block 00000000988a45071d7cf0a9aa61ba1ede22df9dce2ffe5e79607f4d7e936a40 (4065) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z Requesting block 00000000678ffa59dd961b372173196f0713eb36f7ec8a3324d78cfcb19c7c7a (4070) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z Requesting block 0000000030beedda39a27dd825f0ee83ba06f537be9a3dd621ba0baa2fc91b82 (4073) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z Requesting block 000000007a78cdc2bb51b2058bb20f1921250abbbf564d16511b805428d56054 (4079) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z Requesting block 0000000067570ed3aed985b70372b3e7be7dfb265d348b803977a40774ca057c (4080) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z Requesting block 000000006464a1f36a0a4076a193913b5f24b9bb435925f111c23c66c975615d (4086) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z Requesting block 00000000ce8084c04d41ea5b1650424414ebb6a2e9544be32d79923bab7a5eef (4087) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z Requesting block 000000005225db12742b41070a0239c708cae1cfee79caa65560cb8a4ee2d090 (4091) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:31Z sending getdata (577 bytes) peer=128
2022-08-05T18:13:33Z connection attempt to 201.213.139.40:18333 timed out
2022-08-05T18:13:34Z Selected 107.189.31.134:18333 from new
2022-08-05T18:13:34Z trying connection 107.189.31.134:18333 lastseen=114.7hrs
2022-08-05T18:13:35Z received: headers (82 bytes) peer=122
2022-08-05T18:13:35Z Stall started peer=128

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I can't reproduce this, I can sync fine on testnet beyond this point.

Did you delete the correct datadir (.bitcoin/testnet3) in step 4? And did it then start syncing headers from 0% (you can check debug.log in the datadir folder) and get stuck at the same point again?

What does bitcoin-cli -testnet getchaintips say when you are stuck?

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  • Yes, I removed .bitcoin/testnet3, and then the sync stuck on the exact same block again. I even reimaged the virtual machine, but that didn't help either. The download has stopped at the same point again, and I'm getting these stall messages. Aug 5 at 16:04
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    If you run with -debug, do you get more relevant messages in debug.log? Aug 5 at 16:09
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    I noticed from your screenshot that you have 1 inbound peer, which may be doing something weird. Maybe you could check if deleting the datadir and temporarily disabling inbound peers (listen=0 in your bitcoin.conf) changes anything?
    – Lightlike
    Aug 5 at 17:28
  • Stuck again at 4032 Aug 5 at 17:50
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    Can you see in the logs (with -debug enabled) if you get block 4033 ("00000000db623a1752143f2f805c4527573570d9b4ca0a3cfe371e703ac429aa") but fail to validate it for some reason? Otherwise, I'm out of ideas, sorry.
    – Lightlike
    Aug 5 at 19:04
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I appreciate everyone's helpful comments, but I have had no luck solving this problem in a "clean" way. Since I tried to run the nodes on the university's virtual machines, I suspect the problem could be related to networking (firewall or router settings). Also important to note is that on the mainnet the initial block download went smoothly (explanation is possible here).

So my hotfix was to run the test nodes via Tor. With this set-up, the initial block download continued and succeeded.

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