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Litecoin Cash Seeder ==================== litecoincash-seeder is a crawler for the Litecoin Cash network, which exposes a list of reliable nodes via a built-in DNS server, or instead just generates that list to push to a remote CloudFlare server. Features: * CloudFlare DNS integration * regularly revisits known nodes to check their availability * bans nodes after enough failures, or bad behaviour * accepts nodes down to v0.3.19 to request new IP addresses from, but only reports good post-v0.3.24 nodes. * keeps statistics over (exponential) windows of 2 hours, 8 hours, 1 day and 1 week, to base decisions on. * very low memory (a few tens of megabytes) and cpu requirements. * crawlers run in parallel (by default 24 threads simultaneously). REQUIREMENTS ------------ $ sudo apt-get install build-essential libboost-all-dev libssl-dev USAGE: LOCAL DNS SERVER MODE ---------------------------- Assuming you want to run a dns seed on dnsseed.example.com, you will need an authorative NS record in example.com's domain record, pointing to for example vps.example.com: $ dig -t NS dnsseed.example.com ;; ANSWER SECTION dnsseed.example.com. 86400 IN NS vps.example.com. On the system vps.example.com, you can now run dnsseed: ./dnsseed -h dnsseed.example.com -n vps.example.com If you want the DNS server to report SOA records, please provide an e-mail address (with the @ part replaced by .) using -m. USAGE: CLOUDFLARE API MODE -------------------------- Have the seeder above running all the time, but with no NS record. Fill in CloudFlare API config and have the CloudFlare upload run on a cron job. COMPILING --------- Compiling will require boost and ssl. On debian systems, these are provided by `libboost-dev` and `libssl-dev` respectively. $ make This will produce the `dnsseed` binary. RUNNING AS NON-ROOT ------------------- Typically, you'll need root privileges to listen to port 53 (name service). One solution is using an iptables rule (Linux only) to redirect it to a non-privileged port: $ iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p udp --dport 53 -j REDIRECT --to-port 5353 If properly configured, this will allow you to run dnsseed in userspace, using the -p 5353 option.