Quickstart Node Setup
By becoming a Storage Node Operator you enable your unused hard drive space to be accessible by the Storj storage services. Once your node is up and running you will be compensated in STORJ for any storage and bandwidth usage accessing your node.
Step 1. Understand Prerequisites
Includes Hardware Requirements (Recommended), System Requirements, Internet Connection, Power Supply.
Step 2. Get an Authorization Token
You need to get an Authorization Token to setup your node.
Step 3. Setup Port Forwarding
Most, if not all ISPs give a dynamic IP address, which means your IP can change at any time. As a workaround, you need a dynamic DNS service to ensure your storage node is connected.
Step 4. Configure QUIC
This is a protocol based on UDP which promises more efficient usage of the internet connection with parallel downloads and uploads.
Step 5. Create an Identity
This can take several hours or days, depending on your machine's processing power and luck. Plan to run your Node on a NAS, Raspberry Pi, or similar? Create your identity on a more powerful machine and transfer it over.
Step 6. Install Node Software
Install the software that works best for you.
GUI Install - Windows
QNAP Storage Node App
Failure to complete these steps will prevent your storage node from working.
Recommended step: Payout
Understand how Node Operators are compensated for the resources used by Storj DCS Satellites every month.