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What is DAppNode?
DAppNode is an operating system (OS) which provides a simple and convenient way to deploy P2P nodes by eliminating the technical barriers usually involved in setting them up. The OS can be installed on any machine fulfilling the minimum specifications and brings one-click installs for any supported DApp through dockerized packages. In addition to the OS, DAppNode offers pre-installed hardware servers in a plug-and-play model. To learn more about DAppNode, visit their website.
Why should you run a Raiden node with DAppNode?
Running a Raiden node within DAppNode is fairly easy since DAppNode provides you with a one-click install button to deploy your Raiden node. Additionally, you will be notified of every Raiden update and able to perform the update with one click. Please be aware that only the package will be updated. If there’s a compatibility break or other inconsistencies and you still have open channels in the network, you will need to close them before updating. Otherwise, you’ll risk losing your funds! DAppNode will also remind you of closing your channels, before updating.
Another perk of DAppNode is the VPN setup, enabling you to access your nodes from anywhere. If you choose to run both a Raiden node and an Ethereum node within DAppNode, unlike centralized node gateway solutions (e.g. Infura), your node is uncensorable.
DAppNode also offers you the option of granting access to your node to anyone in your community through the VPN, with the rights you choose for them. This can be interesting for Ethereum mainnet or testnet nodes. However, you should not share your Raiden node with anyone, since Raiden has access to the ...
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