Spin up a new node

Start the node

Run the Iron Fish CLI

ironfish start
Restart the animation
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Using a different directory

By default, the database and configuration files for the Iron Fish node are created in the ~./ironfish directory (more details in the configuration section). You can use a different directory for the database and configuration files by using the --datadir flag.

E.g.

ironfish start --datadir=~./myCustomFolder

Using a different bootstrap node

By default, your node will connect to the official Iron Fish bootstrap nodes. If you are developing and want to use a different bootstrap node, you can make the node connect to a different address with the --bootstrap flag.

Do not use a production bootstrap node that isn't offically endorsed by Iron Fish, you might end up on a malicious network.

E.g.

ironfish start --bootstrap=localhost:9031

Using a different port

By default, Iron Fish runs on port 9033. If you wishes to use a different port, you can use the --port flag.

E.g.

ironfish start --port=9045

Next steps

The node will now sync your local chain with the network. It might take a while for the full sync to be complete. But you can still use the node in the meantime.