How to setup a Q Fullnode
Setup your Server
You must prepare your server / machine to begin. One possibility is to use a local machine, alternatively you can use a cloud instance on AWS for example. There is a good external tutorial on how to get started with Ethereum on AWS. You can use this tutorial as a basic reference.
Get basic Configuration
Clone the repository
$ git clone https://gitlab.com/q-dev/testnet-public-tools
and go to the
$ cd testnet-public-tools/testnet-fullnode
This directory contains the docker-compose file for quick launching of the full node with preconfigurations on rpc, blockchain explorer,
.env file for ports configuration and
genesis.json that contains the genesis block config of Q Testnet.
Copy the file
.env and configure to your needs.
$ cp .env.example .env
Choose ports (or leave default values) for node rpc api and blockchain explorer by editing the
EXT_PORT=<rpc port> EXPLORER_PORT=<blockchain explorer port>
Launch the node by executing the following command from
$ docker-compose up -d
Verify your Installation
After node is launched, it starts syncing with network.
The setup includes a local blockchain explorer. You can browse blocks, transactions and accounts via your browser by opening the url
PORT is the number you chose above for EXPLORER_PORT, e.g.
You can check your nodes real-time logs with the following command:
$ docker-compose logs -f --tail "100"
Find additional peers
In case your client can't connect with the default configuration, we recommend that you add an additional flag referring to one of our additional peers (
testnet-fullnode: image: $QCLIENT_IMAGE entrypoint: ["geth", "--bootnodes=$BOOTNODE_ADDR", "--datadir=/data", ...]