Node installed with a DEB package

Mysterium node can be installed using a DEB package for most of the Debian-like systems.

Prebuilt image for Raspberry Pi is using a node installed with the same DEB package.

Startup configuration

The installed DEB package will be starting a node service automatically.

You can check details using the following command:

sudo systemctl status mysterium-node.service

You can change the configuration of the service via /etc/default/mysterium-node file:

[email protected]:~# cat /etc/default/mysterium-node
# Define additional args for `myst` service (see `myst --help` for full list)

List of available options can be found using a help commands: myst --help or myst service --help.

For example, if you want to start only OpenVPN service on 1190 port and serve Mysterium verified consumer only, change the SERVICE_OPTS= line to the following:

SERVICE_OPTS="openvpn --openvpn.port=1190 --access-policy.list mysterium"

To apply the changed service configuration you will need to re-read configuration and restart it.

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl restart mysterium-node

TequilAPI and CLI

Runtime configuration of the running Mysterium node can be changed using a TequilAPI or CLI commands.

TequilAPI is a REST API that allows you to manipulate a Mysterium node multiple ways.

curl http://localhost:4050/healthcheck

    "uptime": "47m55.616006453s",
    "process": 5490,
    "version": "0.0.0-dev",
    "buildInfo": {
        "commit": "99d37edc952b736e3fad069f56e7d968276634a8",
        "branch": "master",
        "buildNumber": "4755"

CLI is a command line interface that allows you manipulate a Mysterium node using just your terminal. It can be started using a myst cli command:

[email protected]:~ $ myst cli
Mysterium Node
  Version: 0.0.0-dev
  Build info: Branch: master. Build id: 4755. Commit: 99d37edc952b736e3fad069f56e7d968276634a8
» healthcheck
[INFO] Uptime: 50m25.039797872s
[INFO] Process: 5490
[INFO] Version: 0.0.0-dev
[INFO] Branch: master. Build id: 4755. Commit: 99d37edc952b736e3fad069f56e7d968276634a8


To get a list of Mysterium node identities you can use the following commands:

curl http://localhost:4050/identities

    "identities": [
            "id": "0x041e42becaa3a6f92e155a7a5cab62c49dcdc578"
[email protected]:~ $ myst cli
» identities list
[+] 0x041e42becaa3a6f92e155a7a5cab62c49dcdc578

To add a payout ETH address to the identity use the following commands:

curl -X PUT -d '{"ethAddress":"0x000000000000000000000000000000000000000a"}' http://localhost:4050/identities/0x041e42becaa3a6f92e155a7a5cab62c49dcdc578/payout
[email protected]:~ $ myst cli
» payout set 0x041e42becaa3a6f92e155a7a5cab62c49dcdc578 0x000000000000000000000000000000000000000a
[SUCCESS] Payout address 0x000000000000000000000000000000000000000a registered.


To get a detailed log for Mysterium node service, you can use the following command:

sudo journalctl -u mysterium-node.service

Built-in UI and Node LAN discovery

A Mysterium node starts with a built-in UI server and allows to do the basic configuration.

It uses basic authentication to prevent unauthorized access to the Mysterium node configuration.

Default credentials for built-in UI: - login: myst - password: mystberry

These credentials can be changed using a built-in UI.

Default port for built-in UI server is :4449, and to get access to it you need to open http://:4449.

There are several ways to discover a Mysterium Node IP-address.

Locally hosted Mysterium Node

If you are running a Mysterium node on the same machine that will be used for accessing UI you just need to use the following address:


Using a Windows system for accessing Mysterium Node with UI

SSDP based protocol is used for Mysterium Node discovery on Windows systems. Once you have a Mysterium Node with enabled UI running in your local network, it will be possible to see it automatically in the Network section of the Windows Explorer:


You just need to double click on the device icon to open the UI in the default browser.

Note: Network discovery should be enabled in your Windows.

Using a Mac OS system for accessing Mysterium Node with UI

Mac OS uses a Bonjour technology for automatic service discovery.

Mysterium Node with enabled UI will announce Bonjour service to all hosts within the LAN.

To access a Mysterium Node UI you can open in browser link similar to following:


hostname here is a hostname of the Mysterium Node. For example, if you are running a Raspberry Pi Mysterium Node with a default hostname you can use the following link:


If you need to run a multiple Mysterium Nodes in the same LAN make sure that you changed a hostname to the unique value.

Also, you can use the following command to list the available Mysterium Nodes in the terminal:

dns-sd -L "Mysterium Node" _mysterium-node._tcp

The output should look like this:

Lookup Mysterium Node._mysterium-node._tcp.local
DATE: ---Mon 10 Jun 2019---
10:46:31.313  ...STARTING...
10:46:37.849  Mysterium\032Node._mysterium-node._tcp.local. can be reached at MBP-Dmitry.lan.:4449 (interface 8)

MBP-Dmitry.lan.:4449 here is a hostname with a port that can be used for accessing a Mysterium Node UI on the MBP-Dmitry.lan host.

Using a Linux system for accessing Mysterium Node with UI

The similar to Mac OS Linux can automatically use Bonjour discovery to access a Mysterium Node UI.


http://raspberrypi.local:4449 - is a default domain for Raspberry Pi.

If you need some extra tools for listing available Mysterium Nodes you can use an avahi-utils for it:

apt install avahi-utils

[email protected]:~# avahi-browse -r _mysterium-node._tcp
+   eth0 IPv4 Mysterium Node                                _mysterium-node._tcp local
=   eth0 IPv4 Mysterium Node                                _mysterium-node._tcp local
   hostname = [MBP-Dmitry.lan]
   address = []
   port = [4449]
   txt = []