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Syncing Data From Full Nodes

Becoming a Data Node or Mining Node

You need to synchronize the data from the MixinNetwork full nodes first.

  1. Get the latest release from .
  2. Create a directory to store all data mkdir ~/.mixin.
  3. Extract the downloaded release, then cp genesis.json nodes.json config.example.toml ~/.mixin.
  4. Run ./mixin creataddress -public to create a Mixin mainnet address.
  5. Rename config.example.toml to config.toml, then make a few modifications:
    • signer-key set to the spend key from the previous step.
    • listener set to the current machine IP:7239
  6. Ensure the firewall allows access to UDP port 7239 and TCP port 8239
  7. Run ./mixin kernel -d ~/.mixin


  • How to fix 'badger LOG Compact FAILED with error: too many open files'?

    Increase the allowed open files to 65535, check with ulimit -n.

  • How to fix 'failed to sufficiently increase receive buffer size (was: 208 kiB, wanted: 2048 kiB, got: 416 kiB). See for details.'?

    sudo sysctl -w net.core.rmem_max=8388608

    sudo sysctl -w net.core.wmem_max=8388608

  • How to check if the ports are open?

    nc -zuv mixin-node 7239

    nc -zv mixin-node 8239