# How to run a node on Kiln ## Who is this guide for? This guide is meant to be a starting location and its a mid level summary of the required steps. It is not meant to be a beginners guide, chances are copying and running commands from here will not work, some tweaking might be needed. We see this as a guide for people making better guides :) The mentioned better guides, especially for beginners can be found here: - EthereumOnARM (Run any client on a raspberry pi or using an AWS AMI): [here](https://ethereum-on-arm-documentation.readthedocs.io/en/latest/kiln/kiln-testnet.html#) - EthDocker: [here](https://github.com/eth-educators/eth-docker/tree/merge) - Geth + Lighthouse: [here](https://github.com/remyroy/ethstaker/blob/main/merge-devnet.md) - Minimalist Geth + Teku: [here](https://github.com/chrishobcroft/TestingTheMerge/blob/main/geku.md) - Geth + Teku: [here](https://agstakingco.gitbook.io/kiln-testnet-ethereum-staking-guide/) (Outdated info) - Geth + Prysm: [here](https://hackmd.io/@prysmaticlabs/B1Q2SluWq) - Geth/Nethermind + Lodestar: [here](https://hackmd.io/@philknows/By5qahdZc) ## What's new in Kiln? One of the newest features on Kiln is the introduction of a separate Execution Endpoint API port as well as authentication for the port. The beacon node and execution nodes use JWT authentication to communicate with each other. To achieve this, we can either store the authentication token as a file or pass it as a CLI parameter. We will rely on the file method for this guide. If you're curious, you can find the specs [here](https://hackmd.io/@n0ble/kiln-spec). :::info JSON-RPC endpoint, faucet, and more useful URLs are on https://kiln.themerge.dev/ ::: ## Which version/branch do I use? Consensus layer | client name | git branch | docker image | | ----------- | ---------- | ------------ | | Lighthouse |unstable| sigp/lighthouse:latest-unstable| | | Teku | master | consensys/teku:develop | | Lodestar | master | chainsafe/lodestar:next | | Nimbus | kiln-dev-auth | parithoshj/nimbus:merge-376e15a | | Prysm | develop | gcr.io/prysmaticlabs/prysm/beacon-chain:latest,gcr.io/prysmaticlabs/prysm/validator:latest | Execution layer | client name | git branch | docker image | | ----------- | ---------- | ------------ | | Geth | master | parithoshj/geth:master | | Nethermind | kiln | nethermindeth/nethermind:kiln_0.11| | Erigon | devel | parithoshj/erigon:merge-280204b | | Besu | main | hyperledger/besu:22.4.1 | ## Preparation - Download the configs from https://github.com/eth-clients/merge-testnets/tree/main/kiln. ``` git clone https://github.com/eth-clients/merge-testnets.git cd merge-testnets/kiln ``` - Generate the JWT secret with `openssl rand -hex 32 | tr -d "\n" > "/tmp/jwtsecret"`. This file needs to be passed to both the Execution Client and the Consensus Client. ## Run an Execution Layer Client ### Geth We need to download and install geth Pre-requisites: `git`, `make`, `go`, `gcc`. (use geth branch `master` from github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum) ``` git clone -b master https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum.git cd go-ethereum make geth cd .. ``` In the `kiln` folder ``` ./go-ethereum/build/bin/geth init genesis.json --datadir "geth-datadir" ./go-ethereum/build/bin/geth --datadir "geth-datadir" --http --http.api="engine,eth,web3,net,debug" --ws --ws.api="engine,eth,web3,net,debug" --http.corsdomain "*" --networkid=1337802 --syncmode=full --authrpc.jwtsecret=/tmp/jwtsecret --bootnodes "enode://c354db99124f0faf677ff0e75c3cbbd568b2febc186af664e0c51ac435609bade[email protected]164.92.130.5:30303" console ``` If you do not specify a JWT secret, then geth will automatically generate one for you. You will then have to specify this secret in the Consensus Layer client. ### Nethermind Clone and build the `kiln` branch of Nethermind ``` git clone --recursive -b kiln https://github.com/NethermindEth/nethermind.git cd nethermind/src/Nethermind dotnet build Nethermind.sln -c Release ``` In the `kiln/nethermind/src/Nethermind/` folder ``` cd Nethermind.Runner dotnet run -c Release -- --config kiln --JsonRpc.Host=0.0.0.0 --JsonRpc.JwtSecretFile=/tmp/jwtsecret ``` ### EthereumJS Please ensure you have `Node 12.x+` installed. Clone and build from source ``` git clone --depth 1 --branch master https://github.com/ethereumjs/ethereumjs-monorepo.git cd ethereumjs-monorepo npm i ``` Start the client ``` cd packages/client npm run client:start -- --datadir ethereumjs-datadir --gethGenesis ../../../genesis.json --saveReceipts --rpc --rpcport=8545 --ws --rpcEngine --rpcEnginePort=8551 --bootnodes=165.232.180.230:30303 ``` This will create a secret in `ethereumjs-datadir/jwtsecret`, you will need to provide this secret to the CL client. ### Erigon ``` git clone https://github.com/ledgerwatch/erigon cd erigon make erigon rpcdaemon ## download genesis file wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/eth-clients/merge-testnets/main/kiln/genesis.json ## Initialize database ./build/bin/erigon init --datadir=kiln-devnet genesis.json ## run Erigon ./build/bin/erigon --datadir kiln-devnet --bootnodes="enode://c354db99124f0faf677ff0e75c3cbbd568b2febc186af664e0c51ac435609bade[email protected]164.92.130.5:30303,enode://d41af1662434cad0a88fe3c7c92375ec5719f4516ab6d8cb9695e0e2e815382c7[email protected]138.68.66.103:30303" --networkid=1337802 --http --http.api=engine,net,eth ``` After starting the client, you will be able to interact with the client using the following ports: * localhost:8545: Web3 json rpc * localhost:8550: Engine json rpc * localhost:8551: Engine json rpc with json rpc authentication * `jwt.hex` in the repository where you ran the rpcdaemon: verification key for JWT authentication ### Besu Support for kiln is baked into the besu `main` branch. If you want to use pre-built binaries, you can get the current [22.4.1 besu snapshot artifact](https://hyperledger.jfrog.io/ui/native/besu-binaries/besu/22.4.1-SNAPSHOT/), or use the docker image `hyperledger/besu:22.1.2-SNAPSHOT`. Otherwise if you want to build from source, clone the repo and build besu: ``` git clone --recursive https://github.com/hyperledger/besu.git cd besu ./gradlew installDist # installs in build/install/besu # Alternatively, using Docker: # ./gradlew distDocker # build and tags a docker image ``` To run besu as an execution client on kiln: ``` build/install/besu/bin/besu \ --network=kiln \ --rpc-http-enabled=true \ --rpc-http-host="0.0.0.0" \ --rpc-http-cors-origins="*" \ --rpc-ws-enabled=true \ --rpc-ws-host="0.0.0.0" \ --host-allowlist="*" \ --engine-host-allowlist="*" \ --engine-jwt-enabled=true \ --engine-jwt-secret=<path_to_your_JWT_secret_file> ``` For EL/CL docker configurations, refer to [these examples](https://github.com/garyschulte/besugi.git) ## Run a Consensus Layer Client ### Lighthouse Minimum requirement: `rustc 1.59.0` Clone and build from source (use branch `unstable`) ``` git clone -b unstable https://github.com/sigp/lighthouse.git cd lighthouse make cd .. ``` Start the client ``` lighthouse \ --spec mainnet \ --network kiln \ --debug-level info \ beacon_node \ --datadir ./testnet-lh1 \ --eth1 \ --http \ --http-allow-sync-stalled \ --metrics \ --merge \ --execution-endpoints http://127.0.0.1:8551 \ --enr-udp-port=9000 \ --enr-tcp-port=9000 \ --discovery-port=9000 \ --jwt-secrets="/tmp/jwtsecret" \ --suggested-fee-recipient=<enter-eth-address-here> ``` ### Lodestar Clone and build the client ``` git clone https://github.com/chainsafe/lodestar.git cd lodestar yarn install --ignore-optional yarn run build cd .. ``` Start the client ``` cd lodestar ./lodestar beacon --rootDir="../lodestar-beacondata" --paramsFile="../config.yaml" --genesisStateFile="../genesis.ssz" --eth1.enabled=true --execution.urls="http://127.0.0.1:8551" --network.connectToDiscv5Bootnodes --network.discv5.enabled=true --jwt-secret="/tmp/jwtsecret" --network.discv5.bootEnrs="enr:-Iq4QMCTfIMXnow27baRUb35Q8iiFHSIDBJh6hQM5Axohhf4b6Kr_cOCu0htQ5WvVqKvFgY28893DHAg8gnBAXsAVqmGAX53x8JggmlkgnY0gmlwhLKAlv6Jc2VjcDI1NmsxoQK6S-Cii_KmfFdUJL2TANL3ksaKUnNXvTCv1tLwXs0QgIN1ZHCCIyk" ``` ### Teku Ensure Java 11 or above is installed (Ubuntu: `sudo apt install default-jre`). ``` git clone https://github.com/ConsenSys/teku.git cd teku ./gradlew installDist cd .. ``` The teku executable is now available in `./teku/build/install/teku/bin/teku`. You can also use the [pre-built distribution](https://artifacts.consensys.net/public/teku/raw/names/teku.tar.gz/versions/develop/teku-develop.tar.gz) or the `consensys/teku:develop` docker image. Start the client ``` ./teku/build/install/teku/bin/teku \ --data-path "datadir-teku" \ --network kiln \ --p2p-discovery-bootnodes "enr:-Iq4QMCTfIMXnow27baRUb35Q8iiFHSIDBJh6hQM5Axohhf4b6Kr_cOCu0htQ5WvVqKvFgY28893DHAg8gnBAXsAVqmGAX53x8JggmlkgnY0gmlwhLKAlv6Jc2VjcDI1NmsxoQK6S-Cii_KmfFdUJL2TANL3ksaKUnNXvTCv1tLwXs0QgIN1ZHCCIyk" \ --ee-endpoint http://localhost:8551 \ --Xee-version kilnv2 \ --ee-jwt-secret-file "/tmp/jwtsecret" \ --log-destination console \ --validators-proposer-default-fee-recipient=<Enter-eth-address-here> ``` ### Prysm ``` git clone -b develop https://github.com/prysmaticlabs/prysm.git cd prysm bazel build //beacon-chain:beacon-chain cd .. ``` Start the client ``` cd prysm bazel run //beacon-chain -- \ --genesis-state $genesis_state_path \ --datadir $db_path \ --http-web3provider=$execution_server \ --execution-provider=http://localhost:8551 \ --chain-config-file=$config_path \ --bootstrap-node=enr:-Iq4QMCTfIMXnow27baRUb35Q8iiFHSIDBJh6hQM5Axohhf4b6Kr_cOCu0htQ5WvVqKvFgY28893DHAg8gnBAXsAVqmGAX53x8JggmlkgnY0gmlwhLKAlv6Jc2VjcDI1NmsxoQK6S-Cii_KmfFdUJL2TANL3ksaKUnNXvTCv1tLwXs0QgIN1ZHCCIyk --jwt-secret=/tmp/jwtsecret ``` ### Nimbus Pre-requisites: `git`, `make`, `gcc`. Ensure that the websocket related flags (`--ws`) are present on your EL (e.g: Geth). Nethermind enables websockets by default. Clone the merge testnet configurations ``` git clone https://github.com/eth-clients/merge-testnets/ ``` Clone and build from source (use branch `kiln-dev-auth`) ``` git clone --branch=kiln-dev-auth https://github.com/status-im/nimbus-eth2.git cd nimbus-eth2 make update OVERRIDE=1 make nimbus_beacon_node cd .. ``` Start the client ``` nimbus-eth2/build/nimbus_beacon_node \ --network=merge-testnets/kiln \ --web3-url=ws://127.0.0.1:8551 \ --rest \ --metrics \ --log-level=DEBUG \ --terminal-total-difficulty-override=20000000000000 \ --jwt-secret="/tmp/jwtsecret" ```