How to setup a Dogecoin node

Note: Setting up Dogecoin, Litecoin and Bitcoin nodes is very similar, you can check my other blog posts. This tutorial describes how to setup a new Dogecoin relay node on Linux server – this node will be used as relay node in the Dogecoin network and it’s not recommended to store anything in it’s wallet.

Create dogecoin configuration file:

Create new file in ~/.dogecoin called dogecoin.conf with following contents (you should setup different password):

Start dogecoin daemon

From this moment initial node bootstrapping begins – you’ll see a lot of server resources being used, especially disk and CPU

After few moments you can check if your node is downloading blocks from the network (bootstrapping), use this command:

You should see similar output:

This is how fully synchronized node looks at the moment:

Additional step: Depending on your firewall configuration you might need to add following exceptions to the iptables – dogecoin uses port 22556: