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All crates require Rust 2018 edition and are tested on the following channels:

  • stable

Connecting to the Testnet

See the testnet instructions to quickly connect to the testnet with a bundle that includes the node and settlement engines.


Installation and Usage

To run the components by themselves (rather than the testnet-bundle), you can follow these instructions:

Using Docker


  • Docker


docker pull interledgerrs/ilp-node
docker pull interledgerrs/ilp-cli
docker pull interledgerrs/ilp-settlement-ethereum


# This runs the sender / receiver / router bundle
docker run -it interledgerrs/ilp-node

# This is a simple CLI for interacting with the node's HTTP API
docker run -it --rm interledgerrs/ilp-cli

# This includes the Ethereum Settlement Engines written in Rust
docker run -it interledgerrs/ilp-settlement-ethereum

Building From Source



# 1. Clone the repsitory and change the working directory
git clone && cd interledger-rs

# 2. Build interledger-rs (add `--release` to compile the release version, which is slower to compile but faster to run)
cargo build

You can find the Interledger Settlement Engines in a separate repository.


# This runs the ilp-node
cargo run --bin ilp-node -- # Put CLI args after the "--"

cargo run --bin ilp-cli -- # Put CLI args after the "--"

Append the --help flag to see available options.

See configuration for more details on how the node is configured.

Configuring Redis

We have some account settings such as amount_per_minute_limit or packets_per_minute_limit. In order to enable these options, you need to load the redis-cell module as follows. You don't need to load this module unless you use the rate-limit options.

# in your redis config file
# file will be found in crates/interledger-store/external
loadmodule /path/to/modules/

or you can specify an argument when you start up the redis instance as follows.

redis-server --loadmodule /path/to/modules/


See the examples for demos of Interledger functionality and how to use the implementation.


Contributions are very welcome and if you're interested in getting involved, see We're more than happy to answer questions and mentor you in making your first contributions to (even if you've never written in Rust before)!