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These are general instructions to be used based on the system you use.

  • You need a Unix system (Mac or Linux).
  • Start your instance
    • I used an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64-bit, 1 CPU, 4GB memory, 40GB disk server from Kamatera - You get 30 days to experiment on a server.
  • Install and update your server with the operating system, Node.js, and Geth (the client where Goerli is run):
sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y && sudo apt-get install software-properties-common -y && sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ethereum/ethereum -y && sudo apt update -y && sudo apt install ethereum -y && sudo curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_10.x -o nodesource_setup.sh && sudo bash nodesource_setup.sh && sudo apt install -y nodejs

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  • SSH into your server
  • Clone the files to your server:
git clone https://github.com./goerli/testnet.git

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  • After everything is installed use this command to initialze Goerli’s Genesis block:
geth init ./testnet/geth/goerli.genesis

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  • Copy the boot nodes (the IP addresses of the peer nodes) to the geth data directory (no special message will show):
cp testnet/geth/static-nodes.json .ethereum
  • Boot up your Goerli node:
nohup geth --networkid 6284 &

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  • This will continue to run in the background. 6284 is the network ID of Goerli so when running Geth we need to specify as the — goerli has not been merged to the Geth master yet.
  • You will see a file called nohup.out, where it stores the log.
  • Run this command to see the terminal output of Geth running the Goerli network:
tail -f nohup.out

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  • After running the server I created for a month, this is its output, the server was definitely getting some traffic: Ethereum

  • Find more information about Goerli here and here.

🔶 Summary

You are now one of the peers in the Goerli network!

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