How to Run and Track #Stellar Nodes?
1/ To keep the network secure and running smoothly, Stellar relies on a peer-to-peer network of nodes, which are computers that keep a common distributed ledger and communicate to validate and add transactions to it. $XLM #XLM
2/ Stellar nodes can be run by anyone who wants to participate in the network and help it grow. Running a node also gives you more control over your transactions and access to the latest network data.
3/ If you want to run a Stellar node, you will need to install Stellar Core, which is an implementation of the Stellar Consensus Protocol. You will also need to configure your node settings, such as your peers, validators, quorum sets, etc.
4/ Once you have your node up and running, you can use stellarbeat.io to track its status and performance. Stellarbeat is a website that monitors the health and activity of the Stellar network and its nodes.
5/ On Stellarbeat, you can see various metrics and statistics about the network, such as the number of active nodes, validators, ledgers, transactions, operations, etc. You can also see the network topology and the quorum slices of each node.
6/ You can also use Stellarbeat to track your own node and see how it compares to others. You can see your node’s public key, alias, version, uptime, latency, etc. You can also see if your node is in sync with the network and if it is validating transactions.
7/ Tracking your node on Stellarbeat can help you troubleshoot any issues that might arise and optimize your node’s performance. It can also help you connect with other node operators and contribute to the network’s health and diversity.
8/ If you are interested in running a Stellar node and tracking it on Stellarbeat, you can find more information and resources on these links: