The official node software that runs on the IOTA Mainnet and Devnet
About ◈ Prerequisites ◈ Installation ◈ Getting started ◈ API reference ◈ Supporting the project ◈ Joining the discussion
This project is currently being deprecated in favor of HORNET. Users are encouraged to migrate. In order to migrate your existing DB to HORNET please follow the guide.
The IRI (IOTA reference implementation) is open-source Java software that runs on the IOTA Mainnet as well as the Devnet. This software defines the current IOTA protocol, which allows nodes to do the following:
- Validate transactions
- Store valid transactions in a ledger
- Allow clients to interact with the them through a an HTTP API
This is beta software, so there may be performance and stability issues. Please report any issues in our issue tracker.
To run IRI, you need the following:
- 4GB RAM
- 64-bit processor
- A public IP address that's either static or connected to a dynamic DNS service such as duckdns.org
- Ports 15600 and 14265 must be open
You can do one of the following:
- Download the pre-built Java file
- Compile the Java file yourself
Or, if you use Docker, you can run the pre-built Docker image
Downloading the pre-built Java file
After every release, we upload a pre-built Java file onto the GitHub Releases page.
You can simply download the latest
Compiling the Java file
To compile the Java file yourself, do the following on a Linux operating system:
git clone https://github.com/iotaledger/iri cd iri mvn clean package
.jar file is in the
For instructions on running IRI, see the documentation portal.
For an API reference, see the documentation portal.
Supporting the project
If you want to contribute to IRI, consider posting a bug report, feature request or a pull request.
Please read the following before contributing:
Joining the discussion
If you want to get involved in the community, need help with getting set up, have any issues related to IRI, or just want to discuss IOTA, Distributed Registry Technology (DRT) and IoT with other people, feel free to join our Discord.
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