NKN is the new kind of P2P network connectivity protocol & ecosystem powered by a novel public blockchain. Our open-source node software allows Internet users to share network connections and unused bandwidth for rewards. By running an NKN node, you become part of the NKN network community helping to build the decentralized Internet so everyone can enjoy secure, low-cost, and universally accessible connectivity.
After you create an NKN Commercial One-Click VM, nknd (NKN daemon) will be launched automatically by nkn-commercial as user nkn, and your VM will be part of the NKN relay network without any configurations. There are a few ways you can check the status of your node:
1- The easiest way is to use a cloud service (such as nknX). You just need the public IP address of your VM in order to check its status.
2- You can also use the command line tool nknc to interact with your node, including checking its status. You can download the latest nknc release or build from source. After that, you can use
./nknc --ip <your vm public ip address> info -s to view the status of your node. Note that the function of nknc is limited if you are not running it from the VM.
3- If you want full control of your node, you need to ssh into your VM. The source code, as well as configurations, are located at
/home/nkn/nkn-commercial/services/nkn-node/. When the NKN Full Node One-Click VM is started for the first time, a NKN wallet and its password will be generated automatically under
wallet.pswd respectively. Please take care to protect (and back up if you don’t specify a beneficiary address) both of these files since they are the only things one needs to access and control your account. If your wallet is lost you will lose access to your account, and if your wallet is copied by a malicious 3rd party you may lose control of your wallet and its contents. Therefore, it is important that you keep these files safe.
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