Install the GB Wallet Tunnel Server

 Many Operators choose to utilize the services of Exchanges and other online wallet providers. You may also elect to operate your own node, thus eliminating any dependency upon other providers. Nodes only require a server & your participation.

 

If you decide to run your own CAS, you'll typically use an SSH tunnel to securely connect to those nodes. The GB Cloud server does NOT however, permit you to create an exclusive private SSH tunnel.

The GB Wallet Tunnel satisfies this important need.

We strongly encourage you to use this software when operating your own node with the GB Cloud CAS, and even when operating your own server. It’s simple!

1) Setup your secure Node.

2) On your server/node, install the GB Wallet Tunnel:

Install Java 8 (used for compilation of client and running).

1 sudo apt update && sudo apt install openjdk-8-jdk-headless

Clone this repository to download source code:

1 2 cd ~ git clone https://github.com/GENERALBYTESCOM/batm_public.git

Compile application from sources:

1 2 cd batm_public ./gradlew build

Install the service making sure it runs after start of the server:

1 2 cd batm_ssh_tunnel ./batm_ssh_tunnel_install.sh

If all is successful, you'll receive an auto-generated tunnel password:

3) Create a new BTC (or other supported coin) Crypto Setting:

4) Configure the Crypto Setting as you would for RPC access.

  • The protocol will always be "http".

  • The user & password are your RPC credentials as setup in your Node.

  • Host: the IP of your Node host.

  • Port: the RPC port as required by your node (i.e. BTC default = 8332).

5) Enable the "Wallet Tunnel Enabled" setting:

6) Enter the Wallet Tunnel password:

from:

7) Save the new Crypto Setting.

8) Finally, revisit the Crypto Setting, and test it:

If the Hot Wallet test come back "green", then you've successfully implemented the Node Tunnel.


To uninstall the GB Wallet Tunnel:

1 2 cd ~/batm_public/batm_ssh_tunnel ./batm_ssh_tunnel_install.sh --uninstall