Overview

GateChain full node is the pivot to keeping GateChain running. A GateChain "full node" has all functionalities of GateChain, including building a local testnet, and joining a public testnet or mainnet. It also supports downloading onchain block data, validating and executing business logic, observing consensus information, and more

Supporting Platforms

GateChain full nodes currently can run in Unix environment (mac OS,ubuntu, and centos).

Configuration Requirements

To run a full node, the hardware must meet certain requirements.

  • system requirement: Mac OS 10.14.6 or later, CentOS Linux release 7.7.1908 or later, or Ubuntu 18.04.2 or later
  • Quad-core, 8G RAM, 100Gb HDD or more
  • Stable connection to Internet, bandwidth 1MB/s or more

GateChain Full Node Installation Instructions

Method 1: Run A Script To Automatically Install

Note: make sure "wget” has been installed in your environment

We maintain the install script ("install.sh" ) at github. "install.sh" is responsible for the configurations of the executable file of chain. Value below is used by default:

  • executable file is located at "/usr/local/bin"(that is:"gated" "gatecli")

      # One-Click Install 
      sh <(wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gatechain/node-binary/master/node/install.sh)
    

Method 2: Customize Configuration And Installation

We use the repository to store historical versions of the compiled node binary file for the time being.

  • Install Git LFS

    Git LFS is a command line extension and specification for managing large files with Git.

    Please go to https://git-lfs.github.com/ and install git lfs.

  • Clone the repository

      git lfs clone https://github.com/gatechain/node-binary.git
    
  • Choose the correct binary file version according to change log.

      cd node-binary/node/{network}/{version}/{os_type}
    
  • Copy the binary file (that is:"gated" "gatecli") to "/usr/local/bin"

      cp gated gatecli /usr/local/bin
    

Configure Files

Create root directory $GATEHOME (or ~/.gated) for Gatechain node file. The directory is used by default when bootstrap a node. You can also add -h $GATEHOME (customized node root directory) after the start command

mkdir ~/.gated

Configure To Join Mainnet Or Testnet

From"node-binary/node/{network}/{version}/config/", copy "config.json" and "genesis.json" to "$GATEHOME/"

Start Node

gated start

Create A Privatechain Locally

  • Initialize the genesis block file

    gated init --chain-id=testing private
    
  • Create validator address

    gatecli account create validator
    
  • Initialize account token distribution
    gated add-genesis-account [validator-addr] 1000000000000000000000000000NANOGT
    
  • Initialize consensus accounts
    gated add-consensus-account [validator-addr]
    
  • Create decentralized exchange owner address
    gatecli account create
    
  • Initialize decentralized exchange owner

    gated add-genesis-dex-owner [owner-addr]
    
  • Start testnet

    gated start
    

Manage Node

Use the "gatecli" to configure command

cp ~/.gated/api.token ~/.gatecli/

CLI Operational Instruction

API Operational Instruction

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