Thoughts become things

Retiring clearnet lightning node for TOR

Because of the issue behind firewalls, changing IPs, and relying on tunnelling services for operations of my lightning node, I have decided to retire the clearnet endpoint for it.

Reason being is the following:

  • Nomadic Lifestyle - I’m nomadic by nature (few months in one place, few months in another). Tor networking fits the bill a bit better as in there is a fixed address that works all the time.
  • Privacy / Better Personal Sovereignity - Not being associated with a single IP address or sovereign nation is great. The sovereignity I value more. This falls into the nomadic lifestyle part about moving around wherevers good right now (weather wise), and taking in whats great about a particularly location.
  • Having a fixed address / Reliable networking - Having a reliable networking environment improves peoples connectivity.
  • Supporting the TOR Node community - Theres not too many tor nodes out there. So I’m doing my part. I’ll be also still contributing to LNCM Projects as well, so will be supporting TOR stuff.

Anyway for those who want to tune in to my nodes check out my nodes 1Ml.com profile or at the command line open a channel to one of the following:


The Box Archival

This node is running the lncm BOX software, but instead of 3 usb sticks, I’ve replaced one with a HDD (for the full blockchain rather than pruned).

Links: 1ML.com

Tor Connection Strings
  • TorV3 032658fa3a01177b381618af9a5b92f95d90b801752ef1a43f88b81b192f891bdb@a4ljzkaxkyraujatgokbu3mkkaquadqpatprd5v3uhs6o5ulzel535id.onion:9735
  • TorV2 032658fa3a01177b381618af9a5b92f95d90b801752ef1a43f88b81b192f891bdb@wylokoxmxwga56ia.onion:9735

The Box Pruned

This node is running the lncm BOX software in the standard merchant configuration.

Tor Connection Strings
  • Tor V3 030a97ec5d3b3be3cc825838f49c73ca543eec0c8e4d528ac6371b3ba131ea2d4a@w26c4bk3gtsxk3ebfuqeuxj3hehx3b57caddkhsiuefw6l56tesdobqd.onion:9735
  • Tor V2 030a97ec5d3b3be3cc825838f49c73ca543eec0c8e4d528ac6371b3ba131ea2d4a@mhpbuyl5zkfapkzb.onion:9735

For Node support

For support, lets say you want me to close your channel, feel free to reach out to me on Telegram/Wire Messenger/Twitter with the username @nolim1t or mastodon on nolim1t@bitcoinhackers.org , or you can open a ticket on gitlab with your concerns. Don’t forget to specify which node you used and where.

Also if you do open a channel to me, appreciate that you make yourself known so I can reciprocate, and also would be great to know whos behind the node (if I need you to close the channel too)

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Who am I?

I write codes, work on projects when inspiration strikes, I am passionate about usability / user interaction, I love new technology (right now blockchain), I travel, and I blog (ocassionally, but try to be regular)