Ether-1 Masternode/Service Node Debian/Ubuntu Setup Tutorial

STEP 1 -- Setup VPS and Install Ether-1 Masternode/Service Node Binary

It is not recommended to run the Ether-1 node as root so we will walk you through setting up a new username to run the Ether-1 Masternode/Service Node.

Some setup/house-cleaning while logged in as root:

apt-get install sudo
adduser ether1node
adduser ether1node sudo
adduser ether1node systemd-journal

You can now disconnect and re-login to your VPS with the newly created login and finish up with some additional house-cleaning:

sudo apt-get update

We will now download the Ether-1 Masternode/Service Node binary and create a system service to run the node:

mkdir -p /tmp/ether1 && cd /tmp/ether1

wget -N

Now update file permissions and run script

chmod +x
*You may need to verify credentials by typing in your login password when script finishes setting up new system service

**Firewall configurations may vary but you will need to allow all traffic on ports 22 (SSH access) and 30305 (node traffic)

Your node should now be installed/connected.

To view the status of the Ether-1 node:
sudo systemctl status ether1node


journalctl --unit=ether1node -f

After syncing is complete, you will see the Masternode/Service Node connection note below

STEP 2 -- Login and Add New Node to Dashboard

Access Masternode/Service Node Gateway   (

Click on "Node Dashboard" button

Login With Your Email and Password

Click on "Add Node" button

Enter Required Information:

ETHO Address -> This is the address where you hold your required ETHO node stake (5000 for Service Node or 15000 ETHO for Masternode)
                     *Please note that you will need slightly more than required stake to send verification transaction (0.01 ETHO)
IP Address -> This is the static/public ip address of the VPS running the Ether-1 Masternode/Service Node binary
Node Type -> Select Masternode or Service Node

Click "Add Node" button

STEP 3 -- Verify Ownership/Stake/Active Node

Click on "Details" of the newly added node

Make verification transaction to verify ETHO address ownership

Send a small amount of ETHO (0.01 ETHO) from ETHO address used when node was added to the randomly generated "Verification Address" shown in node details
                     *Please note that this small amount of ETHO will remain in the verification account and will not be recoverable until a future update


Copy TX hash from verification transaction and add to "Verification TX Hash" in node details

Your node is verified when "Address Verified", "Stake Verified" and "Node Active" all show "Yes" for verified

If "Stake Verified" or "Node Active" verifications fail, you can manually click "Verify"

If "Address Verified" fails, you will need to delete node and start over