Node Client FAQ

Can I have several nodes/clients behind the same IP address?

Yes. You may have multiple nodes behind a single IP address, but it doesn't necessarily mean that you increase the chance of earning more rewards.

Do I require a static IP address to run a node?

Yes, you need a static IP address to run a node. In most cases, you'll have to configure your router's port forwarding rules. A static IP address gives a fixed address to your computer on the local network at your business. Port forwarding is used by computers on the Internet to connect to a specific device on your internal network. To set up port forwarding, you must assign specific ports or a range of ports to a particular IP address.

How do I get one?

You get a static IP address from your ISP (internet service provider), or the easier option is to run the node on a VPS (virtual private server) with a static IP.

What are the minimum hardware requirements to run a node?

The current requirements are:

  • 2 CPU cores

  • 8 GB memory

  • 256 GB disk

Is there a guide to set up a node?

The guide to help you get started with the node-client software is published here. We will notify you when the public node client is released if you've signed up to our mailing list. Rest assured, nodes will be easy to set up.

Do you need Radix tokens to host a node?

No, Radix doesn't require any tokens to host a node.

Is there a main net or test network to test or run a node?

There’s a private Test network on https://explorer.radixdlt.com/, but no public testnet yet. There will be open developer betas in the near future though, so we suggest signing up for the mailing list.

The public alpha node client will be released soon. Stay tuned on Telegram or subscribe to the node runner newsletter.