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host:troubleshooting [2017/03/24 22:06]
mr. taek
host:troubleshooting [2019/05/28 15:27] (current)
Fornax troubleshooting tips
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 ====== Host Troubleshooting ====== ====== Host Troubleshooting ======
-===== Is My Host Working? ===== 
-There's a pretty easy way to check if your host is working. 
-Using siac (or the terminal plugin in the UI), run the command 
-'host -v', which will display statistics like the following: 
-  General Info: 
- Estimated Competitive Price: 3.836 KS 
-  Host Internal Settings: 
- acceptingcontracts:   Yes 
- maxduration:          14 Weeks 
- maxdownloadbatchsize: 17.83 MB 
- maxrevisebatchsize:   17.83 MB 
- netaddress:  (manually specified) 
- windowsize:           24 Hours 
- collateral:       200 SC / TB / Month 
- collateralbudget: 50 KS  
- maxcollateral:    5 KS Per Contract 
- mincontractprice:          20 SC 
- mindownloadbandwidthprice: 50 SC / TB 
- minstorageprice:           100 SC / TB / Month 
- minuploadbandwidthprice:   10 SC / TB 
-  Host Financials: 
- Contract Count:               113 
- Transaction Fee Compensation: 0 H 
- Potential Fee Compensation:   2.26 KS 
- Transaction Fee Expenses:     0 H 
- Storage Revenue:           0 H 
- Potential Storage Revenue: 36.1 SC 
- Locked Collateral: 1.919 KS 
- Risked Collateral: 72.2 SC 
- Lost Collateral:   0 H 
- Download Revenue:           0 H 
- Potential Download Revenue: 95.61 mS 
- Upload Revenue :            0 H 
- Potential Upload Revenue:   1.575 SC 
-  RPC Stats: 
- Error Calls:        4482 
- Unrecognized Calls: 6 
- Download Calls:     530 
- Renew Calls:        39 
- Revise Calls:       40706 
- Settings Calls:     48702 
- FormContract Calls: 665 
-  Storage Folders: 
-    Used          Capacity     % Used    Path 
-    156.284 GB    1.0000 TB    15.63     /home/david/hdd/hostFolder1 
-The 'RPC Stats' list calls that the host has received from over the network. 
-If yo uare a new host, you may only have 'Settings Calls', but if that number 
-is steadily increasing hour by hour, then your hosting is working! 
 ===== My Host is Not Working ===== ===== My Host is Not Working =====
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 to help you here: to help you here:
-===== What Are All These Transactions? =====+Renters know to contact your host from the network address in the host 
 +announcement. If your IP address has changed since your announcement, 
 +you will need to announce again. If you have a firewall or some 
 +networking setup that may be blocking inbound connections from the 
 +internet, you need to make sure that it allows traffic to reach the host. 
 +Finally, if you have a dynamic IP address, you should strongly consider 
 +setting up something like DynDNS, which allows you to announce a hostname 
 +and then manages the dynamic IP address issue for you. 
 +==== Host troubleshooting checklist ==== 
 +When troubleshooting a host problem make sure that: 
 +  - your host is reachable on port 9982, do this by using telnet on the address from a remote location. Test both IPv4 and IPv6 
 +  - your wallet is unlocked on the host 
 +  - your wallet contains enough funds to pay for collateral 
 +  - your host has not reached its collateral budget 
 +  - your collateral is equal to or higher than your storage price per TB 
 +  - your max contract length is at least 3 months (preferably more) 
 +  - your host has only one IP address announced (when using DNS you're only allowed to have one A and one AAAA record) 
 +===== Why is My Wallet Spending Money? =====
-(Insert a pic of the wallet here)+{{}}
 When you run a host, renters form contracts with you. Each time that you When you run a host, renters form contracts with you. Each time that you
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 ===== What About All The 2.5 SC Transactions? ===== ===== What About All The 2.5 SC Transactions? =====
-Those are host announcements.+The host tracks your current IP address and automatically 
 +re-announces every time that the IP address changes. If you 
 +have manually set the host's net address (which can be IPv4, 
 +IPv6, or a full hostname like, then the host 
 +will stop tracking your IP address and instead just use the one 
 +you have set manually.
-(expand)+Each host announcement puts a transaction on the blockchain, and 
 +incurs a 2.5 SC fee. These announcements are a requirement if you 
 +have a constantly changing NetAddress because they are the only way 
 +that renter's can discover your new address and download their data. 
 +To stop these announcements, you either need to get a static IP 
 +address (your ISP can help you with this), or you need a solution 
 +like DynDNS.
host/troubleshooting.1490393164.txt.gz · Last modified: 2017/03/24 22:06 by mr. taek