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Short Description
Docker image that runs a litecoind node in a container for easy deployment.
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Litecoind for Docker


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Docker image that runs a litecoind node in a container for easy deployment.


  • Physical machine, cloud instance, or VPS that supports Docker (i.e. Vultr, Digital Ocean, KVM or XEN based VMs) running Ubuntu 14.04 or later (not OpenVZ containers!)
  • At least 6 GB to store the block chain files
  • At least 1 GB RAM + 2 GB swap file

Really Fast Quick Start

One liner for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machines with JSON-RPC enabled on localhost and adds upstart init script:

curl | sh -s trusty

Quick Start

  1. Create a litecoind-data volume to persist the litecoind blockchain data, should exit immediately. The litecoind-data container will store the blockchain when the node container is recreated (software upgrade, reboot, etc):

     docker volume create --name=litecoind-data
     docker run -v litecoind-data:/litecoin --name=litecoind-node -d \
         -p 9333:9333 \
         -p 9332:9332 \
  2. Verify that the container is running and litecoind node is downloading the blockchain

     $ docker ps
     CONTAINER ID        IMAGE                         COMMAND             CREATED             STATUS              PORTS                                              NAMES
     d0e1076b2dca        kelu/litecoind:latest     "ltc_oneshot"       2 seconds ago       Up 1 seconds>8332/tcp,>8333/tcp   litecoind-node
  3. You can then access the daemon's output thanks to the docker logs command

     docker logs -f litecoind-node
  4. Install optional init scripts for upstart and systemd are in the init directory.


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