This tutorial provides copy-paste Linux console commands to install and run a complete and stable IOTA full node within a few minutes. I have deliberately chosen not to use automated iota tools like Ansible or Chef. Discord is the primary communication platform for the IOTA community. If you have not already joined use this link.

Make sure to follow the instructions precisely. An SSD hard disk is highly recommended but not mandatory. German host providers who already have nodes running on their machines. For the sake of simplicity we will focus on Ubuntu. Ignore or disable other options such as firewall, plesk, support, etc. Neighbors We’ll use Nelson which automatically takes care of neighbors. Windows users should use the PUTTY SSH client.

As sudo works for both types of users we simply use sudo for all commands. On the first login you will probably get a hint about known hosts. You can simply confirm this with yes. Update We want to update the OS first. A kernel update sometimes requires a reboot – follow the instructions in the terminal.

Make a reboot if required by entering sudo reboot. Packages We need some packages such as Java. Oracle has proven to be the better choice because many people have problems with OpenJDK. We install version 8 because with 9 there are known problems.