Witness Update – Starting a seed nodesteemCreated with Sketch.

in witness-category •  8 months ago

The last days I was busy setting up a seed node for steem. These nodes allow witnesses to get all blockchain data and let them catch up quicker. This means the more seed nodes there are the easier it is for new witnesses to get started and so witnesses who host a seed node have the network in mind when doing so.

To provide the best service possible, my seed node has the same specs as my witness node. 32 GB of RAM and a lot of power to spare. I plan to host it for the long term and hope that shows with the node's performance.

Full seed node specs

  • 32gb DDR3 ECC RAM
  • 4c/8t Intel Xeon CPU E3-1245V2
  • 2x 3TB HDD
  • 1gbit/s network (20TB b/w)
  • hosted in Germany

URL: seed.minnowshares.net:2001

I am currently not doing regular witness updates because I am busy building things for steem and there are other great witnesses doing updates on what is happening. If you want my opinion to something witness related, please get in touch.

I also don't plan to engage too much in the politics of being a steem witness. I know you need to ask all kinds of whales for their vote to actually get higher up in the ranks. And my plan is to do good work for the ecosystem and have happy steemers campaign for me. Nothing shows good work like someone else saying I am worth voting for.

I am thanking @inquiringtimes and @fatpandadesign for all they have done to support me! I am currently at place 79 and constantly rising.


To support me, vote for @reggaemuffin as a witness:

Go to the witness page https://steemit.com/~witnesses
Scroll down and enter reggaemuffin in the box:

Click on Vote
Thank you for supporting me :)


-My original witness post-


https://steemit.com/witness-category/@reggaemuffin/witness-reggaemuffin



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Good shit man. You know you always have my support. Hope everything is going well

It's so nice to see that you take your role as witness very seriously and do your very best to constantly ensure that things are running smoothly. I'm really glad we began to chat because I really see a lot of potential in you as a person, and as an integral part of this community.

You will always have my support and I will continue to do whatever I can to help you improve your Witness ranking, as promised. You do so much for us, and it's the least we can do in return.

Thanks for being awesome, Muffin Man!

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Thanks for your hard work ^-^

Hey man, awesome to see you adding to the capabilities of the server(s) and services you provide. To me there are many different ways to support over posting regularly but thanks for taking the time to give everyone a heads up!

You certainly have my vote. <3

Thanks for sharing. :)

You got my vote @reggaemuffin!

@reggaemuffin is one of the nicest people I have met here on steemit !

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Thank you for your kind words :)

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My pleasure !!! I am new to this and your help and support were invaluable

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Glad I could help you a bit :) If you like what I do please consider voting me for witness ;)

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consider it done !!!

Thank you so much. I have put my vote for you

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If you don't mind please vote me to at @damanhurabbas, many thanks

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I am new :-) How many votes can I give?

Great approach @reggaemuffin. Lovely to see such devotion to the ecosystem. You truly are inspirational

I gotcha dude, I've heard great things about ya buddy so you got my vote.
Nice post, good luck.

In my opinion is really important work you do @reggaemuffin achieving a boost in the value of publications of different users!
For this reason you have one of my votes as a witness

Well, I had no idea you were even on the rankings for witness but you certainly have my vote now that I know! You are highly recommend by @fatpandadesign and he is doing great things so you have my support as well :)

I have always been in support of you @reggaemuffin.

However I wanted to know that is it necessary to be a Witness to start a Seed Node and if not could you make a post about it.

I am kind of interested in Learning about it.

Coming to steemit has really piked my interests a lot.

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Everyone can start a seed node if they want. Just be aware that it doesn't give you anything, it just costs a lot for the server :)

If you want to setup one, I can recommend @someguy123 and his steem docker setup. He has really detailed posts about how to set up a seed node.

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Thanks @reggaemuffin I will be checking him out.

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Do you use AWS?

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I use dedicated servers from @privex hosted in germany

Vrey good..
I like your post

You write very well hopefully this paper gets upvote that there is and redeem everyone. so your position is quickly upgraded. Keep working, I faithfully wait for the next post @reggaemuffin

good post great my friend👍👍👍👍

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I love it.

@reggaemuffin This is great news. Nicely carried out!.

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I'm a new one here , and I think that's why I don't understand whole the witness thing but I'll wish for you a good luck

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I suggest you read this post: https://steemit.com/witness-category/@someguy123/seriously-what-is-a-witness-why-should-i-care-how-do-i-become-one-answer

Witnesses are like the government of steem and decide where the journey goes, so voting for the right witnesses allows you to change steem to the direction you like.

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aha understood I'll do thank you

Meinen Vote hast du jetzt. :)

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Danke für die Unterstützung :)

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Gerne doch! Leute die Gutes leisten, sollte man immer unterstützen!

Thx for sharing. I am hoping to setup a witness in some months... to difficult for me to start.. need to read all details yet.. I hope I can be of a contribution to the network

Wow, I didn't know it actually needs a server spec to run as a seed node @reggaemuffin ! I have been scouting for a server for my office myself and even my webpage for my internal office does not need a high ram as it is needed.

I noticed it doesn't require a high graphics card. I do not quite understand how STEEM producing works but I guess it is not relying on GPU then?

upvoted and resteemed

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The hardest part is storing the Blockchain and that can get quite big. I like to have the whole chain in memory so my server is beefy.

Steem does not need mining so cpu/gpu time is minimal. It does need almost zero latency, so using ram to save time can be crucial

Great post boother. I am vote dan restemed.

thanx for sharing a good post stay happy

hello my steemit friend i voted for you if you like please visit my page and support me thanks alot

Your service definitely deserves an upvote in the witness category!! Thank you

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