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dVPN node setup

If you want to contribute to the Sentinel network and share your bandwidth you can set up a dVPN node that utilizes the Sentinel protocol. Every node owner can set their own price for customers using their bandwidth. Of course it’s up to the user to decide which node they will use as their dVPN.
In order to setup a dVPN node some basic Linux experience will come in handy, however the process it pretty easy to follow and unlike validators dVPN node owners do not have a global impact on the blockchain. Therefore if something goes wrong it doesn’t effect others and you can start over again. You we recommend to have at least 100 DVPN in your node account. This is needed, as a tiny amount is used to make a transaction to the blockchain letting it know your node is still online. There are 3 ways to get started with setting up a dVPN node:
  1. 1.
    dVPN launcher
  2. 2.
    Cloudmos on Akash
  3. 3.
    Doing it manually (for experienced users only)

dVPN launcher

The dVPN launcher will make setting up a dVPN node a lot easier compared to doing it manually.
  • dVPN launcher is based on HandyOSS which was created by HandyHost, but is now being maintained by a community member 0xbas3d under the name "Frog dVPN launcher".
  • Find the latest release on GitHub.
If you have any questions or want to interact with other dVPN launcher users, you can join them in the dedicated Telegram group or #dvpn-launcher channel in the Sentinel Discord.

Cloudmos on Akash

By using Akash as your server provider you will not only help decentralize the Sentinel node network, but will do so by using a decentralized cloud service. This guide will lead you through the whole setup process on Cloudmos.

Manually (for experienced users only)

You can use a Sentinel script by following the instructions on the Sentinel docs page to get a dVPN node started.
A more in-depth guide is made by Trinity on how to setup a dVPN node here without the script.

dVPN node owners group

If you are running a dVPN node or need some help, please join the dVPN node owners group: