I wanted to submit a complete abbreviated style of guide for setting up your secure nodes, using a Windows PC and PuTTY. Tested on Linode 1024 and OVH SSD 2. I’m sure many of you can easily just adapt it for other VPS since it is written generically for Ubuntu 16.04 Server 64bit.
This guide is inspired by the Block Operations Guide, it is mostly an abbreviated version to help the slightly more technical get set up quickly.
I have also included two other guides on backing up and restoring your node.
Edit for v1.01
Made a few small corrections. It has been fully tested by me using the Linode 1024 in Fremont and Newark. Challenge times for those two VPS’s were between 220 and 280 seconds. I just launched an OVH SSD 2 VPS with 4GB of memory and a 20GB SSD. Challenge results so far are less than 160 seconds.
Edit for v1.01a
Fixed a few small formatting problems.
Added missing command to enable firewall. $ sudo ufw enable
Download now includes .doc files and .pdf files.
Edit for v1.1
Updated guide for use on MainNet
Included a migration guide, inspired by psyrax over on the discord.
Edit for v1.1
Removed PDF documents from zip file. Was made aware of some problems with formatting when pasting from the PDFs. Please use just the DOC files. There has otherwise been no changes to my guide besides removing the word DRAFT from the migration guide. Thanks to discord user bytez, if it wasn’t for his problems I wouldn’t have found the issue.
Edit for v1.2
Removed migration guide and fixed a few spelling mistakes, as well as updated some instructions due to tracker changes. I also updated donation info and graphics with the new ZenCash logo and styling.
Please feel free to share, comment, critique. I have my donation information at the bottom of each guide. I would very much appreciate any tips. It took me quite a number of days of testing to solve all my own problems with it.
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