Free Agent Docusheild Node

Docushield node

Docusheild Node

I would like to take the time to also thank N1neb4ll for his assistance with the guide also, it’s been a pleasure to working with him on the Docushield project, to learn more please click here.

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Note: This guide assumes you already have some previous knowledge of Linux functions and commands.

This document will walk you through setting up the TIMPI Command-Line Interface.

Using SSH in Putty (Windows)

Putty is a free SSH & telnet client for Windows and UNIX platforms that can be used to make an SSH connection to your server.

You would need this client to access your server and can download the latest client from the link below:

Enter your connection settings:

Host Name (Or IP address) — Name your session or simply put whatever you want to call it Save & Click Open to launch the Putty

The first step is to log in as “root”.

Update & Security 

First, you use the update option to resynchronize the package index files from their sources on Ubuntu Linux via the Internet, Second, you use the upgrade option to install the newest versions of all packages currently installed on the Ubuntu system. In other words, get security updates for your machine.

sudo apt update && sudo apt -y upgrade

Automatic Updates

sudo apt install unattended-upgrades

sudo dpkg-reconfigure -plow unattended-upgrades

Installation Steps


tar -xvzf kubo_v0.14.0_linux-amd64.tar.gz

cd kubo

sudo bash

ipfs init

ipfs bootstrap rm all

ipfs bootstrap add /ip4/

cd $HOME

echo $’/key/swarm/psk/1.0.0/\n/base16/\n52851b6e315ab5dadfe2fb70a7a22ff5f71b37a1c20b52760ce43a1ecbf3fdf6′ > .ipfs/swarm.key

echo $’@reboot root /usr/local/bin/ipfs daemon &’ > /etc/cron.d/docushield

ipfs daemon &> /dev/null &

After the instalatioon you can check to see if you’re on the network by if’s swarm peers which you should get a reply listing out other operators on the network like in the video below.

For your IPFS ID please use teh follwing: ipfs id

Official Docusheild Links





Whitepaper whitepaper-v1.pdf

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