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Running an Ethereum Full Node on a RaspberryPi 4 (model B)

Introduction My wife recently offered me the latest Raspberry Pi 4 (model B) 4GB. So I was really excited to try to sync an Ethereum Full Node on the number one

Ethereum Node Runners
Grégoire Jeanmart

20 min read

12 Dec 19

How to install and synchronize your own remote Ethereum node

This is a two part tutorial. The first part covers the process of installing an Ethereum node remotely on a Virtual Private Server (VPS), synchronizing it with the blockchain, and setting it up to allow secure remote access. Why would you even want to be responsible for your own Ethereum node? At a recent Deconomy conference in Seoul, South Korea, Joe Lubin gave a speech called Why Ethereum Will Become the Global Settlement Layer. In it he stated: We would achieve maximal decentralization of a b

Daniel Ellison

12 min read

24 May 19

Best tricks, tips, and tweaks

Don't settle for default settings. Learn how to configure your node the way you want it to work.

Monitor your Geth node with Google Sheet

In this article, I will explain how to monitor a Geth node and keep track of the syncing process very easily with a CronJob and Google Sheet Capture and store geth and system metrics every 15 min In the first step, we are configuring a cronjob (15 min scheduled task) on our Linux system where Geth is installed to capture some interesting metrics about the syncing state of Geth (blocks, states, peers) and the operating system (e.g CPU, memory, disk, load average). Use the command $ crontab -e to

Ethereum Node Runners
Grégoire Jeanmart

4 min read

04 Oct 19

How to set up a simple Linux firewall

This is the third part of a two part series. In the first part I described how to set up a remote Ethereum node. In the second part I went over setting up an SSH tunnel and using it to access your node with MetaMask. In this article I cover why a Linux firewall is important and describe how to set one up on your remote geth node. WAT FIREWAL?! A firewall is a technology which blocks network traffic to or from a computer. At first that may seem counterproductive. But you can poke holes in your fi

Daniel Ellison

6 min read

16 Jul 19

Make use of your remote Ethereum node using an SSH tunnel and MetaMask

In the first part of this series we learned how to install and synchronize a geth node with the Ethereum blockchain on a Linux Virtual Private Server (VPS). In this second part we explore secure remote access to this Ethereum node via MetaMask.We also cover how to make everything survive crashes and shutdowns. Setting up an SSH tunnel Setting up a what? This is the confusing process I mentioned earlier. I wont go into details here, but in effect it allows requests made to your local machine to b

Daniel Ellison

12 min read

16 May 19

Hardware

Supported hardware to run an Ethereum node

This document is a draft In the article, we have grouped a list of tested and worth considering supported hardware to synchronize an Ethereum full node: Recommended hardware to run a node It is not clear what are the minimum and recommended hardware specification to run a node but here you can find a few hints to know if you can or cannot. Memory Minimum 2GB DDR3 Recommended 4GB DDR3 Disk No HDD SSD Recommended M.2 PCIe 2.0 x4 CPU TBD Hardware table Boards Board Cost Tested Review Time to sync m

Ethereum Node Runners
Grégoire Jeanmart

2 min read

13 Nov 19