Step 4. Configure QUIC

Before starting

Failure to complete these steps will prevent your storage node from working.

Step 1. Understand Prerequisites

Step 2. Get an Authorization Token

Step 3. Setup Port Forwarding

What is QUIC?

QUIC is a protocol based on UDP which promises more efficient usage of the internet connection with parallel downloads and uploads. This is exactly how our software operates.


How to configure QUIC?

You need to port forward not only TCP, but also UDP. You also need to allow the node's port for the UDP protocol in your firewall, see Step 3. Setup Port Forwarding.

In case of Docker installation, you should use tcp and udp notations in the port mapping of your docker run command, see Storage Node

What else should be configured?

Linux users, please take a look at Linux Configuration for UDP. macOS/FreeBSD users, plese take a look at macOS/FreeBSD Configuration for UDP.

Windows users, please take a look at the Firewall configuration instructions in the Step 3. Setup Port Forwarding section for Windows.

If you configured QUIC while your node was running, you need to restart it to apply the changes (the QUIC connectivity is checked only on startup).

docker restart -t 300 storagenode
docker restart -t 300 storagenode
Step 3. Setup Port Forwarding