Plug and play status node


#1

This Redditor frequently experiments with minimum-viable-hardware to run ethereum nodes, something I’ve passionately explored for a while now. His latest experiment is an up to date NanoPC-T4 with Status pre-installed and configured for mailserver and whisper mode.

More info: https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/alnmxn/ethereum_on_arm_geth_and_parity_clients_update/


#2

I love this! I want to build one right meow, figure out how to create tutorials on this and incentivize our community to build them themselves.


#3

Current status:

{
  currentBlock: 7244620,
  highestBlock: 7244689,
  knownStates: 245575244,
  pulledStates: 245549202,
  startingBlock: 7237268
}

Should be synced in a few days and then I’ll be able to document the process of getting Status to run on it. One is already running a node for https://status.lisinski.online, our local Goerli testnet, it’s just the mainnet that’s taking forever. I encourage you to give it a go @petty - total cost per device is 250 euro with shipping, which is nothing for a full node that can run until PoW has run its course and much better than an alternative like Ava.do. The decentralization perks this setup offers are amazing.

Once Status has relaying, I can see this taking off as a Status-staker, too.


#4

It’s been put on my budget sheet to purchase. I may try something similar on a spare old laptop I have lying around.


#5

Tutorial is now in draft here: https://github.com/status-im/the-explainers/blob/post-mailserver/authors/swader/08-mailserver/en_US/final.md

Feedback welcome @petty @oskarth