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General Information

These guidelines are based on idk's reseed-tools server. There are no other known Debian-style packages for installing and configuring a reseed server.

To read the reseed policy, follow this link.

Please see the general information for all reseed servers in addition to reading this section.

Reseed on Debian using checkinstall, apt-get

It is possible to easily and automatically configure a reseed server with a self-signed certificate on any Debian-based operating system, including Ubuntu and it’s downstreams. This is achieved using the checkinstall tool to set up the software dependencies and the operating system to run the I2P service and the reseed service.

Using a binary package

If you do not wish to build from source, you can use a binary package from me(idk). This package is built from this repo with the make checkinstall target and uploaded by me. I build it on an up-to-date Debian sid system at tag time. It contains a static binary and files for configuring it as a system service.

wget https://github.com/eyedeekay/reseed-tools/releases/download/v0.2.30/reseed-tools_0.2.30-1_amd64.deb
# Obtain the checksum from the release web page and store it in the SHA256SUMS file
echo "38941246e980dfc0456e066f514fc96a4ba25d25a7ef993abd75130770fa4d4d reseed-tools_0.2.30-1_amd64.deb" > SHA256SUMS
sha256sums -c SHA256SUMS
sudo apt-get install ./reseed-tools_0.2.30-1_amd64.deb

Building the .deb package from the source(Optional)

If your software is too old, it’s possible that the binary package I build will not work for you. It’s very easy to generate your own from the source code in this repository.

1. Install the build dependencies

sudo apt-get install fakeroot checkinstall go git make

2. Clone the source code

git clone https://i2pgit.org/idk/reseed-tools ~/go/src/i2pgit.org/idk/reseed-tools

3. Generate the .deb package using the make checkinstall target

cd ~/go/src/i2pgit.org/idk/reseed-tools
make checkinstall

4. Install the .deb package

sudo apt-get install ./reseed-tools_*.deb

Running the Service

1. First, ensure that the I2P service is already running. The longer the better, if you have to re-start the service, or if the service has very few peers, allow it to run for 24 hours before advancing to step 2.

sudo systemctl start i2p
# or, if you use sysvinit
sudo service i2p start

2. Once your I2P router is “Well-Integrated,” start the reseed service.

sudo systemctl start reseed
# or, if you use sysvinit
sudo service reseed start

Your reseed will auto-configure with a self-signed certificate on port :8443 . The certificates themselves are available in /var/lib/i2p/i2p-config/reseed . When you are ready, you should copy the *.crt files from that directory and share them with the I2P community on zzz.i2p . These will allow I2P users to authenticate your reseed services and secure the I2P network.

Contact us via email zzz at mail.i2p (alternatively, post in the reseed section on the zzz.i2p forum) Provide us with details about your new reseed server:

  • Reseed website URL
  • Public SSL certificate
  • Public reseed su3 certificate
  • Your contact email
  • A statement that you agree to the privacy policy above