DNS Seeder

How to run a Lytix DNS Seeder on your VPS

If you would like to help the network and help nodes find other nodes then you can run our Akshay's DNS Seeder. It's a nice Go program that runs the seeder as well as a web interface that shows stats.

Before you start make sure that UDP 53 is open to the world on your VPS.

Also make sure that TCP 27071 (Lytix port) is open to the world.

Grab the Linux binary (working on other distros) and the mainnet-all.json file here: https://github.com/LytixChain/dnsseeder/releases/tag/v1.0

Work with the LytixChain team to let them know your IPs so they can add you to the DNS Registry. Best method is to contact them in the #dev channel or DM in Discord.

It's preferable not to run this application as root, so you can add an iptables port forward to move port 8053 to port 53. As root run:

iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p udp --dport 53 -j REDIRECT --to-port 8053
iptables-save > rules.v4

Now, run the app:

./dnsseeder -v -p 8053 -w 8002 -netfile mainnet-all.json

Thank you for contributing.