Sample init scripts and service configuration for qogecoind

Sample scripts and configuration files for systemd, Upstart and OpenRC can be found in the contrib/init folder.

  • contrib/init/qogecoind.service

    systemd service unit configuration.

  • contrib/init/qogecoind.openrc

    OpenRC compatible SysV style init script.

  • contrib/init/qogecoind.openrcconf

    OpenRC conf.d file.

  • contrib/init/qogecoind.conf

    Upstart service configuration file.

1. Service User

All three Linux startup configurations assume the existence of a qogecoin user and group. They must be created before attempting to use these scripts.

2. Configuration

At a bare minimum, qogecoind requires that the rpcpassword setting be set when running as a daemon. If the configuration file does not exist or this setting is not set, qogecoind will shutdown promptly after startup.

This password does not have to be remembered or typed as it is mostly used as a fixed token that qogecoind and client programs read from the configuration file, however it is recommended that a strong and secure password be used as this password is security critical to securing the wallet should the wallet be enabled.

If qogecoind is run with the -server flag (set by default), and no rpcpassword is set, it will use a special cookie file for authentication. The cookie is generated with random content when the daemon starts, and deleted when it exits. Read access to this file controls who can access it through RPC.

By default the cookie is stored in the data directory, but it’s location can be overridden with the option -rpccookiefile.

This allows for running qogecoind without any custom configurations.

conf, pid, and wallet accept relative paths which are interpreted as relative to the data directory. wallet only supports relative paths.

For an example configuration file that describes the configuration settings, see contrib/debian/examples/qogecoin.conf.

3. Paths

All three configurations assume several paths that might need to be adjusted.

Binary: /usr/bin/qogecoind Configuration file: /etc/qogecoin/qogecoin.conf Data directory: /var/lib/qogecoind PID file (OpenRC): /var/run/qogecoind/ PID file (systemc): /var/lib/qogecoind/

The configuration file, PID directory (if applicable) and data directory should all be owned by the qogecoin user and group. It is advised for security reasons to make the configuration file and data directory only readable by the qogecoin user and group. Access to qogecoin-cli and other qogecoind rpc clients can then be controlled by group membership.

4. Installing Service Configuration

  • systemd

    Installing this .service file consists of just copying it to /usr/lib/systemd/system directory, followed by the command systemctl daemon-reload in order to update running systemd configuration.

    To test, run systemctl start qogecoind and to enable for system startup run systemctl enable qogecoind.

  • OpenRC

    Rename qogecoind.openrc to qogecoind and drop it in /etc/init.d. Double check ownership and permissions and make it executable. Test it with /etc/init.d/qogecoind start and configure it to run on startup with rc-update add qogecoind