Is it possible to send cycles to a canister that I do not own (3rd party canister)?
For example: OpenChat at one point I believe end of last year abruptly stopped working, turns out it ran out of cycles.
Would any random person be able to top up a canister, and if so, how?
The easiest way is through the NNS UI.
- Go to the
Create or Link Canister
Link Canister to Account, copy-paste a canister id.
- Top up the Canister (
Thanks, I actually meant in regards to an external canister I do not control. It seems:
dfx ledger top-up did the trick
From within the network, i.e. if you already had cycles, you would call the
deposit_cycles function of the management canister with the cycles attached.