Ergo Node Devnet Configuration Documentation#
This document describes the main sections and fields of the Ergo node configuration file for the Development Network. This configuration serves the need for protocol-breaking changes testing.
Ergo Configuration Section#
ergo.networkType = "devnet"
This setting defines the network type. For development purposes, it's set to "devnet".
This section includes parameters related to the blockchain.
protocolVersionsets the protocol version.
addressPrefixis the prefix for network addresses. Reserved values include 0 (for mainnet), 16 (for testnet), and 32 (for devnet).
initialDifficultyHexsets the initial difficulty for the network.
epochLengthdefines the length of an epoch in difficulty recalculation. A value of 1 means difficulty is recalculated every block.
blockIntervalis the desired time interval between blocks.
monetary.minerRewardDelaysets the delay between when a block is mined and when the reward can be spent.
votingcontains parameters related to the voting mechanism, such as the length of a voting epoch, the number of epochs for soft-fork voting, and activation epochs for a soft-fork after acceptance.
genesisStateDigestHexis the Base16 representation of the genesis state roothash.
Sets the directory for the wallet's secret storage.
Scorex Configuration Section#
This section includes parameters related to the network settings.
magicBytesis a unique identifier for the network protocol.
bindAddresssets the IP address and port number where the node will accept incoming connections. By default, it listens on all available network adapters.
nodeNameassigns a visible name to your node for other participants in the P2P network.
knownPeersis a list of bootstrap nodes that your node will connect to upon initialization.
REST API Configuration#
This parameter represents the hash of your API key. In the devnet configuration, it is set to
null. The API key protects the invocation of critical API methods.
Note: Even though it is set to
null for development, you must ensure to secure the transmission of the API key in a real-world scenario, as it is transmitted as plain text in the HTTP header and can be intercepted during network transit!