How To Setup A Massa Blockchain Node Testnet VPS


You need a home server with the ability to NAT ports to the internet to earn full rewards or a VPS.
Specs: 4 CPU Cores, 8 GB Memory

I found a VPS at ServaRICA for $10/mo or $110/year that matches this

I choose Ubuntu 20.04 as the Operating System

Update Server and Download Needed Packages

ssh root@hostname or use sudo in front of commands

apt update
apt -y upgrade
apt install pkg-config curl git build-essential libssl-dev libclang-dev
curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf | sh
source $HOME/.cargo/env
rustc --version
rustup toolchain install nightly
rustup default nightly
rustc --version
git clone --branch testnet

Run Massa Server

In a one window start the massa-node

cd massa/massa-node/
RUST_BACKTRACE=full cargo run --release -- -p <PASSWORD> |& tee logs.txt

Note: <PASSWORD> can be anything, you just need to use the same password in the next step to connect the client.

Run Massa Client

In another window start the client

cd massa/massa-client/
cargo run --release -- -p <PASSWORD>
Join Massa Discord

You need your Discord ID (Right click on your username in any channel and click “Copy ID”)
In channel #testnet-rewards-registration
Do an action and MassaBot will message you.

Run this in the Massa Client

node_testnet_rewards_program_ownership_proof <wallet address> <discord id>

Example> node_testnet_rewards_program_ownership_proof A13o48Ckk1bgFB3PC1qRd4hNQp41QDdVnfLnM2zwjYgDGCV58VtB 1040815747750258107

Reply to MassaBot with the output

Now go to #testnet-faucet and enter your staking wallet address, same address as above
The bot will reply with a Rocket emoji and send you 110 MASSA
Note: You can get MASSA from the faucet once per day but staking more rolls on the testnet doesn’t earn you more rewards.

See your 110 MASSA in the wallet


Stake Massa Roll

Now we want to stake 100 MASSA into a roll (1 Roll = 100 MASSA)

buy_rolls <wallet address> <roll count> <fee>

Example> buy_rolls VkUQ5MA4niNBhAEP7uVf89tvPfUHcbgy6BrdLM9SAuFSyy9DE 1 0

Make Node Routable

In the server window stop the server

kill `ps ax | grep massa-node | grep -v grep | awk -F" " '{print $1}'`

Create new file massa-node/config/config.toml

routable_ip = "AAA.BBB.CCC.DDD"

Restart the Massa Server Node

RUST_BACKTRACE=full cargo run --release -- -p <PASSWORD> &

Message MassaBot the Public IP in Discord

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