NKN Full Node
NKN Full Node
by NKN.org

Version 1.1

OS Ubuntu 18.04

Create NKN Full Node Droplet


NKN is the new kind of P2P network connectivity protocol & ecosystem powered by a novel public blockchain. Our open source node software allows Internet users to share network connections and unused bandwidth for rewards. By running an NKN node, you become part of the NKN network community helping to build the decentralized Internet so everyone can enjoy secure, low cost, and universally accessible connectivity.

More Information

  • One-Click to build a New Kind of Network Node on DigitalOcean – A step by step guide to running a NKN Full Node with One-Click on DigitalOcean
  • One-Click NKN Full Node Tutorial – Video tutorial showing how to setup a NKN Full Node in minutes using DigitalOcean One-Click
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    Getting started after deploying NKN Full Node


    After you create a NKN Full Node One-Click Droplet, nknd (NKN daemon) will be launched automatically by supervisor as user nkn, and your Droplet will be part of the NKN relay network without any configurations. There are a few ways you can check the status of your node:

    • The easiest way is to use a cloud service (such as nknX). You just need the public IP address of your Droplet in order to check its status.
    • You can also use the command line tool nknc to interact with your node, including checking its status. You can download the latest nknc release or build from source. After that you can use ./nknc --ip <your Droplet public ip address> info -s to view the status of your node. Note that the function of nknc is limited if you are not running it from the Droplet.
    • If you want full control of your node, you need to ssh into your Droplet. The source code as well as configurations are located at /home/nkn/go/src/github.com/nknorg/nkn.When the NKN Full Node One-Click Droplet is started for the first time, a NKN wallet and its password will be generated automatically under /home/nkn/go/src/github.com/nknorg/nkn named wallet.json and wallet.pswd respectively. Please take care to protect and back up both of these files since they are the only things one needs to access and control your account. If your wallet is lost you will lose access to your account, and if your wallet is copied by a malicious 3rd party you may lose control of your wallet and its contents. Therefore, it is important that you keep these files safe.

    Next Steps

    For more information on NKN Full Node, please see the Github. You can use the NKN network to transmit any data from peer to peer using nkn-client-js or other nkn client implementations. You can also transfer NKN tokens using nkn-wallet-js or other supported wallet implementations.

    Please join NKN Discord group for more technical support and discussions.

    API Creation

    In addition to creating a Droplet from the NKN Full Node 1-Click App via the control panel, you can also use the DigitalOcean API.

    As an example, to create a 4GB NKN Full Node Droplet in the SFO2 region, you can use the following curl command. You’ll need to either save your API access token to an environment variable or substitute it into the command below.

      curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
           -H 'Authorization: Bearer '$TOKEN'' -d \
          '{"name":"choose_a_name","region":"sfo2","size":"s-2vcpu-4gb","image":"nknfullnode-18-04"}' \

    Support Details

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    Support URL:https://discord.gg/hrZvrVa
    Support Email:contact@nkn.org

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