Thursday, 11 May 2017

run masternodes under ubuntu command line

how to run a remote masternode using ubuntu command line

nerd level 6.

please ensure you have a working knowledge of masternode setup before attempting this and a controller wallet configured.

refer to

http://bumbacoin.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/how-to-setup-exclusive-coin-master-node.html

in this guide you will be modifying the exclusivecoin.conf file for remote masternode ability.



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i have pre-compiled the ubuntu daemon so it's a matter of fetching it,
setting up the .conf file, syncing it, setting up the masternode file and starting masternodes.

all files are available here

https://github.com/exclfork/ExclusiveCoin/releases/tag/v1.2.0.0-daemon

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#get daemon from github
wget https://github.com/exclfork/ExclusiveCoin/releases/download/v1.2.0.0-daemon/exclusivecoind-ubuntu-v1200

#rename for ease of use
mv exclusivecoind-ubuntu-v1200 exclusivecoind

#change permissions so you can run the daemon
chmod +x exclusivecoind

#create and modify datadirectory and conf file, you need to be in home or ~ directory
cd
mkdir .exclusivecoin
touch .exclusivecoin/exclusivecoin.conf
nano .exclusivecoin/exclusivecoin.conf

### now you're in a text editor you want to add
rpcuser=yourusername
rpcpassowrd=fancypassword
daemon=1
rpcallowip=127.*.*.*:*
server=1
port=your port number
rpcport=your rpcport number
masternode=1
masternodeprivkey=from your controller setup
masternodeaddr=ip address of this wallet:port

note:
setting a port value is only required while running multiple wallets on the same system (otherwise they will attempt to use the same ports)
otherwise you can omit those lines and use default port of 23230


#then to quit
[ctrl]+x
Y
[enter]

#now you can start the daemon and let it sync
./exclusivecoind &

#you need to stop/restart the daemon to enable the masternode.conf
./exclusivecoind stop
./exclusivecoind &

#to check that you are synced
./exclusivecoind getinfo

#then compare blocks to height at https://www.cryptobe.com/chain/ExclusiveCoin

#when the wallet is succesfully synced start/register the masternode from your controller
it should pick up the registration automatically and start running.

#for confirmation of success it can be useful to check your masternode for entry in the masternode list via command, please exclude your port number when entering IP
./exclusivecoind masternode list full yourIP

this should output any entries with your ip.
the very last number is a time stamp, the second last number is your rating, it should be greater than 0,1

also you can monitor the output of the debug.log for lines containing something similar to

2017-07-18 02:28:38 CActiveMasternode::EnableHotColdMasterNode() - Enabled! You may shut down the cold daemon.




#also there is a bootstrap available here
http://cryptochainer.com/dir/?page_id=881



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#handy daemon commands, the daemon is a command line version of the wallet,

#start daemon, the & symbol is necessary to free up the command line
./exclusivecoind &

#stop daemon
./exclusivecoind stop

#gives information regarding client and blockchain
./exclusivecoind getinfo

{
    "version" : "v1.2.0.0-61404",
    "protocolversion" : 61404,
    "walletversion" : 60000,
    "balance" : 0.00000000,
    "darksend_balance" : 0.00000000,
    "newmint" : 0.00000000,
    "stake" : 0.00000000,
    "blocks" : 26671,
    "timeoffset" : 0,
    "moneysupply" : 3674200.00000000,
    "connections" : 21,
    "proxy" : "",
    "ip" : "",
    "difficulty" : 1458.01970256,
    "testnet" : false,
    "keypoololdest" : 1494518106,
    "keypoolsize" : 1001,
    "paytxfee" : 0.00010000,
    "mininput" : 0.00000000,
    "errors" : ""
}

#list of masternodes has various levels
./exclusivecoind masternode list

./exclusivecoind masternode list full

to specifically check an IP
./exclusivecoind masternode list full particularIPaddress

you can also filter the output using grep for any information eg transaction
./exclusivecoind masternode list | grep transactionID

#to get list of possible useful commands
./exclusivecoind help



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possible issues,
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if not successful you might have port issues, ensure your port is open by entering
netstat -ntlp | grep yourport#

if you get no output, it's not open
have you installed a firewall?

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nano is a text editor, it might need to be installed
it's far more noob friendly than vim.

apt-get install nano

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possibly default editor is already vim (or other), so to open use

EDITOR=nano crontab -e




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Monday, 6 March 2017

manage files download from developer.apple.com

Downloading large files from Apple sucks. Here's how to apparently download using terminal with resume option ....



How to download files from Apple Developer Center:

  1. Open Terminal
  2. run gem install adcdownload
  3. Open https://developer.apple.com/down... and copy the URL of a file.
  4. run adcdownload get http://adcdownload.apple.com/…/file.dmg
  5. You will be asked for your Apple ID and password.
  6. Your download should start. If your connection drops, re-run the same command to continue the download.

https://github.com/MagLoft/adcdownload


this information from 
https://www.quora.com/How-do-you-download-Xcode-without-the-App-Store