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 2 ways to get started with setting up a dVPN node:
  1. 1.
    Using HandyHost Application
  2. 2.
    Doing it manually

Using HandyOSS Application

This application will make setting up a dVPN node a lot easier compared to doing it manually.
  • HandyOSS was created by HandyHost, but is now being maintained by the community member 0xbas3d on GitHub.
  • Find the latest HandyOSS release on GitHub.
  • For their setup guide watch this video.
If you have any questions or want to interact with other HandyOSS users you can join them in the dedicated Telegram or Sentinel #handyoss channel on Discord.


Note: this is for experienced users only. You can use this script by following these instructions on the Sentinel docs page to get a dVPN node started.
A community member going by trinityprivacy on GitHub also made this awesome guide on how to setup a node here not using the script.

dVPN node owners group

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