Linux guide

How install and run a node on Linux

Hosting a node in a datacenter may ensure better throughput and higher earnings.

Supported operating systems

  • Raspbian 9/10
  • Debian 9/10
  • Ubuntu 18.04/20.04


There are two ways to install a Mysterium node.

On Debian/Ubuntu systems you can use Aptitude and execute:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mysteriumnetwork/node
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install myst

If for some reason it fails, or you can't use Aptitude we also provide an installation script written in bash which can be downloaded and executed using this command:

sudo -E bash -c "$(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mysteriumnetwork/node/master/install.sh)"

In addition to downloading and installing our Node, these commands will also install additional required dependencies like WireGuard and OpenVPN if you don't have them already.

Once the installation is complete, check your service status.

Check service status

Post installation service check:

sudo systemctl status mysterium-node.service

If everything is working you should see similar output to this:

mysterium@pop-os:~$ sudo systemctl status mysterium-node.service 
‚óŹ mysterium-node.service - Server for Mysterium - decentralised VPN Network
     Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/mysterium-node.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: active (running) since Fri 2021-01-04 00:00:00 GMT;
       Docs: https://mysterium.network/
   Main PID: 1920 (myst)
      Tasks: 30 (limit: 19009)
     Memory: 73.0M

View Node logs

Run the following command to diagnose issues:

sudo journalctl -u mysterium-node.service

To view the real-time daemon logs:

sudo journalctl -fu mysterium-node.service

Save logs to a file

If your node is unable to report an issue through the built-in Node UI or TequilAPI, you may need to save the logs to a file and send them to us via support@mysterium.network.

sudo journalctl -u mysterium-node.service > node.logs

Complete installation

Once the service is running please log into the Node UI to set up your service pricing, payout address and claim your node in MMN to receive bounties.

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