1. Artakan
    May 14, 2017 @ 11:29 am

    Thank you so much, that was a great tutorial !

    I am using Vultr, and I wanted to let other know that they block port 25 by default. So sending mail is not working. I just contacted them to see if they can lift the block.

    Other than that, looking forward for the next tutorial.


  2. Kahana82
    May 15, 2017 @ 1:31 pm

    Just one quick question: is that small linode VPS able to handle the locally stored blockchain over time ?

    From the whitepaper I got there is a 2MB block every 2.5min, which translates to an added 33,75 GB (2MB*(60/2.5)*24*30) of local storage each month or 405GB per year.
    I’m I mistaken on how to calculate this ?


    • Rolf
      May 22, 2017 @ 8:53 pm

      The blocks won’t be full for a while. You should have time. That’s one of the reasons I like Linode – you can upgrade in place to a bigger Linode.


  3. Kevin Wells
    May 17, 2017 @ 3:42 am

    Good article , esp on the system security, thanks. Looking forward to part 2.


  4. Carl P
    May 19, 2017 @ 12:04 am

    Thank you very much I have been looking for this information for a while, cant wait to finish things up in part two.


  5. Tom
    May 22, 2017 @ 2:27 pm

    Hey Rolf!

    Thanks a lot for part 1, great work! When will part 2 be published?

    The question of Kahana82 is mine as well. What traffic and storage is required long term for running a ZEN full node?


    • Rolf
      May 22, 2017 @ 8:54 pm

      I intend to publish part 2 later this week, after the launch. The node software is getting published last minute. This is not a bleeding edge tutorial, but I will provide a complete guide as soon as I can. Glad you all like the first part!

      Also, the blocks won’t be full for a while. You should have time. That’s one of the reasons I like Linode – you can upgrade in place to a bigger Linode.


      • Sergey
        June 6, 2017 @ 5:30 am

        Hi! When we can see part 2?


        • Rolf
          June 7, 2017 @ 9:35 pm

          posted it earlier this week.


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  7. albert
    June 6, 2017 @ 12:38 pm

    Hi please, do you have make the part 2 ?


    • Rolf
      June 7, 2017 @ 9:35 pm

      yes, I posted it.


      • Jeffrey
        June 8, 2017 @ 1:07 pm

        Is it possible to setuo multiple nodes from 1 ip?


  8. Jeffrey
    June 8, 2017 @ 11:50 am

    Hello rolf.

    Is it possible to run multiple nodes from 1ip? Please let me know!


  9. AH
    June 14, 2017 @ 1:44 am

    Would be cool if you’re able to post a basic virtualbox VMDK, that could be configured with the final details to make a node.

    That way people could set up a node on their PC in a few minutes.


  10. Adam
    July 10, 2017 @ 9:11 am

    Hey Rolf,

    I’ve been going through this great tutorial but ran into a problem when it came to setting up the email, I left the default parameters as you suggested but I think the second parameter was wrong, it was znode followed by the nodes ip address with the first 3 numbers missing.

    I assume it probably wanted the full FQDN domain name in there (which I don’t have at this point)!

    Any suggestions!



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