when i run node template with --ws external its giving me error like this as shown in image below. when i run node template without --ws external its producing blocks but when i run with --ws external its giving me error please help me fix this im new to substrate.

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The --ws-external got renamed to --rpc-external. Anyway, for a local node you probably will not need it.
The flag is only needed when you want to run a node and make it accessible externally over a network.

  • yes i want to access it externally over a network so im using --ws external but its giving me error
    – Preethi M
    Sep 23 at 5:38

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