How to Run a Callisto Network Node?

There are 2 options how to run a Callisto Network node.

  1. The simpliest way is to download a precompiled binary of of the go-callisto/geth client from github.

After downloading, copy the binary to /usr/local/bin with the name of the binary โ€œgethโ€.

chmod 775 ./geth-linux-amd64
sudo mv ./geth-linux-amd64 /usr/local/bin/geth

2. Another option is to compile the source code. To do so please follow the steps below. This is a simple tutorial for compiling the source code of the go-callisto/geth client.

What do you need first? A fresh install of the OSes!

Let's Go :)

Preparation for UBUNTU 18.04

We start this tutorial by preparing Ubuntu 18.04. It is necessary to install Go.

Installing Go:

$ wget https://go.dev/dl/go1.21.1.linux-amd64.tar.gz
$ sudo tar -C /usr/local โ€“xzf go1.21.1.linux-amd64.tar.gz
$ sudo chown -R root:root ./go
$ sudo mv go /usr/local

Now we will add PATH to the profile, to do this open the ".profile" file.

$ sudo nano ~/.profile

Add this 2 lines to the end of the ".profile" file.

export GOPATH=$HOME/work
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin:$GOPATH/bin

Load the profile with:

$ source ~/.profile

Install the dependency for compiling.

$ sudo apt-get install build-essential

Preparation for CentOS

In this step, we will install the dependencies for the Go-Callisto client compilation.

$ sudo yum install wget nano git gcc

Installing Go:

$ wget 
https://go.dev/dl/go1.21.1.linux-amd64.tar.gz
$ sudo tar -C /usr/local โ€“xzf go1.21.1.linux-amd64.tar.gz

Now we will add PATH to the profile, to do this open the ".bash_profile" file.

$ sudo nano ~/.bash_profile

Add this line to the end of the ".bash_profile" file.

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin

Load the profile with:

$ source ~/.bash_profile

Installing Go-Callisto

Now that Go is installed, the next step is to install Go-Callisto/Geth client. The command is same under Ubuntu or CentOS.

Clone the repo.

$ git clone -b master https://github.com/EthereumCommonwealth/go-callisto.git
$ cd go-callisto

Make the go-callisto/geth client.

$ make geth
$ sudo cp build/bin/geth /usr/local/bin/

Check Go-Callisto/Geth client version.

$ geth version

Running The Node

To run Go-Callisto/Geth client type the following command:

$ geth

Depending on what you intend to do with the node itself, you have several options. Do you plan to make an Explorer? A mining pool? A web wallet? Or perhaps just run a node? All options and their details are listed in the section below.

Geth Commands List

[root@node-clo-centos bin]# ./geth help

NAME: geth - the go-ethereum command line interface

Copyright 2013-2019 The go-ethereum Authors

USAGE: geth [options] command [command options] [arguments...]

VERSION: 1.9.15-stable-49bad91e

COMMANDS

account Manage accounts.

attach Start an interactive JavaScript environment (connect to node).

console Start an interactive JavaScript environment.

copydb Create a local chain from a target chaindata folder.

dump Dump a specific block from storage.

dumpconfig Show configuration values.

dumpgenesis Dumps genesis block JSON configuration to stdout.

export Export blockchain into file.

export-preimages Export the preimage database into an RLP stream.

import Import a blockchain file.

import-preimages Import the preimage database from an RLP stream.

init Bootstrap and initialize a new genesis block.

inspect Inspect the storage size for each type of data in the database.

js Execute the specified JavaScript files.

license Display license information.

makecache Generate ethash verification cache (for testing).

makedag Generate ethash mining DAG (for testing).

removedb Remove blockchain and state databases.

retesteth Launches geth in retesteth mode.

show-deprecated-flags Show flags that have been deprecated.

version Print version numbers.

wallet Manage Ethereum presale wallets.

help, h Shows a list of commands or help for one command.

ETHEREUM OPTIONS

--config value TOML configuration file.

--datadir value Data directory for the databases and keystore (default: "/home/lumir/.callisto").

--datadir.ancient value Data directory for ancient chain segments (default = inside chaindata).

--keystore value Directory for the keystore (default = inside the datadir).

--nousb Disables monitoring for and managing USB hardware wallets.

--pcscdpath value Path to the smartcard daemon (pcscd) socket file (default: "/run/pcscd/pcscd.comm").

--networkid value Network identifier (integer, 1=Frontier, 3=Ropsten, 4=Rinkeby, 5=Gรถrli) (default: 1).

--goerli Gรถrli network: pre-configured proof-of-authority test network.

--rinkeby Rinkeby network: pre-configured proof-of-authority test network.

--yolov1 YOLOv1 network: pre-configured proof-of-authority shortlived test network.

--ropsten Ropsten network: pre-configured proof-of-work test network.

--syncmode value Blockchain sync mode ("fast", "full", or "light") (default: fast) --exitwhensynced Exits after block synchronisation completes.

--gcmode value Blockchain garbage collection mode ("full", "archive") (default: "full").

--txlookuplimit value Number of recent blocks to maintain transactions index by-hash for (default = index all blocks) (default: 0).

--ethstats value Reporting URL of a ethstats service (nodename:secret@host:port).

--identity value Custom node name.

--lightkdf Reduce key-derivation RAM & CPU usage at some expense of KDF strength.

--whitelist value Comma separated block number-to-hash mappings to enforce (<number>=<hash>).

LIGHT CLIENT OPTIONS

--light.serve value Maximum percentage of time allowed for serving LES requests (multi-threaded processing allows values over 100) (default: 0).

--light.ingress value Incoming bandwidth limit for serving light clients (kilobytes/sec, 0 = unlimited) (default: 0).

--light.egress value Outgoing bandwidth limit for serving light clients (kilobytes/sec, 0 = unlimited) (default: 0).

--light.maxpeers value Maximum number of light clients to serve, or light servers to attach to (default: 100).

--ulc.servers value List of trusted ultra-light servers.

--ulc.fraction value Minimum % of trusted ultra-light servers required to announce a new head (default: 75).

--ulc.onlyannounce Ultra light server sends announcements only.

DEVELOPER CHAIN OPTIONS

--dev Ephemeral proof-of-authority network with a pre-funded developer account, mining enabled.

--dev.period value Block period to use in developer mode (0 = mine only if transaction pending) (default: 0).

ETHASH OPTIONS

--ethash.cachedir value Directory to store the ethash verification caches (default = inside the datadir).

--ethash.cachesinmem value Number of recent ethash caches to keep in memory (16MB each) (default: 2).

--ethash.cachesondisk value Number of recent ethash caches to keep on disk (16MB each) (default: 3).

--ethash.cacheslockmmap Lock memory maps of recent ethash caches.

--ethash.dagdir value Directory to store the ethash mining DAGs (default: "/home/lumir/.ethash").

--ethash.dagsinmem value Number of recent ethash mining DAGs to keep in memory (1+GB each) (default: 1).

--ethash.dagsondisk value Number of recent ethash mining DAGs to keep on disk (1+GB each) (default: 2).

--ethash.dagslockmmap Lock memory maps for recent ethash mining DAGs.

TRANSACTION POOL OPTIONS

--txpool.locals value Comma separated accounts to treat as locals (no flush, priority inclusion).

--txpool.nolocals Disables price exemptions for locally submitted transactions.

--txpool.journal value Disk journal for local transaction to survive node restarts (default: "transactions.rlp").

--txpool.rejournal value Time interval to regenerate the local transaction journal (default: 1h0m0s).

--txpool.pricelimit value Minimum gas price limit to enforce for acceptance into the pool (default: 1).

--txpool.pricebump value Price bump percentage to replace an already existing transaction (default: 10).

--txpool.accountslots valueMinimum number of executable transaction slots guaranteed per account (default: 16).

--txpool.globalslots value Maximum number of executable transaction slots for all accounts (default: 4096).

--txpool.accountqueue valueMaximum number of non-executable transaction slots permitted per account (default: 64).

--txpool.globalqueue value Maximum number of non-executable transaction slots for all accounts (default: 1024).

--txpool.lifetime value Maximum amount of time non-executable transaction are queued (default: 3h0m0s).

PERFORMANCE TUNING OPTIONS

--cache value Megabytes of memory allocated to internal caching (default = 4096 mainnet full node, 128 light mode) (default: 1024).

--cache.database value Percentage of cache memory allowance to use for database io (default: 50).

--cache.trie value Percentage of cache memory allowance to use for trie caching (default = 15% full mode, 30% archive mode) (default: 15).

--cache.gc value Percentage of cache memory allowance to use for trie pruning (default = 25% full mode, 0% archive mode) (default: 25).

--cache.snapshot value Percentage of cache memory allowance to use for snapshot caching (default = 10% full mode, 20% archive mode) (default: 10).

--cache.noprefetch Disable heuristic state prefetch during block import (less CPU and disk IO, more time waiting for data).

ACCOUNT OPTIONS

--unlock value Comma separated list of accounts to unlock.

--password value Password file to use for non-interactive password input.

--signer value External signer (url or path to ipc file).

--allow-insecure-unlock Allow insecure account unlocking when account-related RPCs are exposed by http.

API AND CONSOLE OPTIONS

--ipcdisable Disable the IPC-RPC server.

--ipcpath value Filename for IPC socket/pipe within the datadir (explicit paths escape it).

--http Enable the HTTP-RPC server.

--http.addr value HTTP-RPC server listening interface (default: "localhost").

--http.port value HTTP-RPC server listening port (default: 8545).

--http.api value API's offered over the HTTP-RPC interface.

--http.corsdomain value Comma separated list of domains from which to accept cross origin requests (browser enforced).

--http.vhosts value Comma separated list of virtual hostnames from which to accept requests (server enforced) Accepts '*' wildcard. (default: "localhost").

--ws Enable the WS-RPC server.

--ws.addr value WS-RPC server listening interface (default: "localhost").

--ws.port value WS-RPC server listening port (default: 8546).

--ws.api value API's offered over the WS-RPC interface.

--ws.origins value Origins from which to accept websockets requests.

--graphql Enable the GraphQL server.

--graphql.addr value GraphQL server listening interface (default: "localhost").

--graphql.port value GraphQL server listening port (default: 8547).

--graphql.corsdomain value Comma separated list of domains from which to accept cross origin requests (browser enforced).

--graphql.vhosts value Comma separated list of virtual hostnames from which to accept requests (server enforced). Accepts '*' wildcard. (default: "localhost").

--rpc.gascap value Sets a cap on gas that can be used in eth_call/estimateGas (default: 0).

--jspath loadScript JavaScript root path for loadScript (default: ".").

--exec value Execute JavaScript statement.

--preload value Comma separated list of JavaScript files to preload into the console.

NETWORKING OPTIONS

--bootnodes value Comma separated enode URLs for P2P discovery bootstrap.

--bootnodesv4 value Comma separated enode URLs for P2P v4 discovery bootstrap (light server, full nodes) (deprecated, use --bootnodes).

--bootnodesv5 value Comma separated enode URLs for P2P v5 discovery bootstrap (light server, light nodes) (deprecated, use --bootnodes).

--discovery.dns value Sets DNS discovery entry points (use "" to disable DNS).

--port value Network listening port (default: 30303).

--maxpeers value Maximum number of network peers (network disabled if set to 0) (default: 50).

--maxpendpeers value Maximum number of pending connection attempts (defaults used if set to 0) (default: 0).

--nat value NAT port mapping mechanism (any|none|upnp|pmp|extip:<IP>) (default: "any").

--nodiscover Disables the peer discovery mechanism (manual peer addition).

--v5disc Enables the experimental RLPx V5 (Topic Discovery) mechanism.

--netrestrict value Restricts network communication to the given IP networks (CIDR masks).

--nodekey value P2P node key file.

--nodekeyhex value P2P node key as hex (for testing).

MINER OPTIONS

--mine Enable mining.

--miner.threads value Number of CPU threads to use for mining (default: 0).

--miner.notify value Comma separated HTTP URL list to notify of new work packages.

--miner.gasprice value Minimum gas price for mining a transaction (default: 10000000000).

--miner.gastarget value Target gas floor for mined blocks (default: 5000000).

--miner.gaslimit value Target gas ceiling for mined blocks (default: 5000000).

--miner.etherbase value Public address for block mining rewards (default = first account)(default: "0").

--miner.extradata value Block extra data set by the miner (default = client version).

--miner.recommit value Time interval to recreate the block being mined (default: 3s).

--miner.noverify Disable remote sealing verification.

GAS PRICE ORACLE OPTIONS

--gpo.blocks value Number of recent blocks to check for gas prices (default: 20).

--gpo.percentile value Suggested gas price is the given percentile of a set of recent transaction gas prices (default: 60).

VIRTUAL MACHINE OPTIONS

--vmdebug Record information useful for VM and contract debugging.

--vm.evm value External EVM configuration (default = built-in interpreter).

--vm.ewasm value External ewasm configuration (default = built-in interpreter).

LOGGING AND DEBUGGING OPTIONS

--fakepow Disables proof-of-work verification.

--nocompaction Disables db compaction after import.

--verbosity value Logging verbosity: 0=silent, 1=error, 2=warn, 3=info, 4=debug, 5=detail (default: 3).

--vmodule value Per-module verbosity: comma-separated list of <pattern>=<level> (e.g. eth/*=5,p2p=4).

--backtrace value Request a stack trace at a specific logging statement (e.g. "block.go:271").

--debug Prepends log messages with call-site location (file and line number).

--pprof Enable the pprof HTTP server.

--pprof.addr value pprof HTTP server listening interface (default: "127.0.0.1").

--pprof.port value pprof HTTP server listening port (default: 6060).

--pprof.memprofilerate value Turn on memory profiling with the given rate (default: 524288).

--pprof.blockprofilerate value Turn on block profiling with the given rate (default: 0).

--pprof.cpuprofile value Write CPU profile to the given file.

--trace value Write execution trace to the given file.

METRICS AND STATS OPTIONS

--metrics Enable metrics collection and reporting.

--metrics.expensive Enable expensive metrics collection and reporting.

--metrics.influxdb Enable metrics export/push to an external InfluxDB database.

--metrics.influxdb.endpoint value InfluxDB API endpoint to report metrics to (default: "http://localhost:8086").

--metrics.influxdb.database value InfluxDB database name to push reported metrics to (default: "geth").

--metrics.influxdb.username value Username to authorize access to the database (default: "test").

--metrics.influxdb.password value Password to authorize access to the database (default: "test").

--metrics.influxdb.tags value Comma-separated InfluxDB tags (key/values) attached to all measurements (default: "host=localhost").

WHISPER (EXPERIMENTAL) OPTIONS

--shh Enable Whisper.

--shh.maxmessagesize value Max message size accepted (default: 1048576).

--shh.pow value Minimum POW accepted (default: 0.2).

--shh.restrict-light Restrict connection between two whisper light clients.

ALIASED (deprecated) OPTIONS

--rpc Enable the HTTP-RPC server (deprecated, use --http).

--rpcaddr value HTTP-RPC server listening interface (deprecated, use --http.addr) (default: "localhost").

--rpcport value HTTP-RPC server listening port (deprecated, use --http.port) (default: 8545).

--rpccorsdomain value Comma separated list of domains from which to accept cross origin requests (browser enforced) (deprecated, use --http.corsdomain).

--rpcvhosts value Comma separated list of virtual hostnames from which to accept requests (server enforced). Accepts '*' wildcard. (deprecated, use --http.vhosts) (default: "localhost").

--rpcapi value API's offered over the HTTP-RPC interface (deprecated, use --http.api).

--wsaddr value WS-RPC server listening interface (deprecated, use --ws.addr) (default: "localhost").

--wsport value WS-RPC server listening port (deprecated, use --ws.port) (default: 8546).

--wsorigins value Origins from which to accept websockets requests (deprecated, use --ws.origins).

--wsapi value API's offered over the WS-RPC interface (deprecated, use --ws.api).

--gpoblocks value Number of recent blocks to check for gas prices (deprecated, use --gpo.blocks) (default: 20).

--gpopercentile value Suggested gas price is the given percentile of a set of recent transaction gas prices (deprecated, use --gpo.percentile) (default: 60).

--pprofport value pprof HTTP server listening port (deprecated, use --pprof.port) (default: 6060).

--pprofaddr value pprof HTTP server listening interface (deprecated, use --pprof.addr) (default: "127.0.0.1").

--memprofilerate value Turn on memory profiling with the given rate (deprecated, use --pprof.memprofilerate) (default: 524288).

--blockprofilerate value Turn on block profiling with the given rate (deprecated, use --pprof.blockprofilerate) (default: 0).

--cpuprofile value Write CPU profile to the given file (deprecated, use --pprof.cpuprofile).

MISC OPTIONS

--snapshot Enables snapshot-database mode -- experimental work in progress feature.

--help, -h Show help.

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