Run a Node

If you have a mini-PC (i.e. Raspberry Pi), an old computer, or an advanced server, you can run a node to host podcast episodes.


You can setup Linux & IPFS yourself, and run the IPFS Podcasting script to join the network & request work.

Pre-Installed IPFS

If you already have an IPFS server, you only need to run a client script every 10 minutes (via cron) to request & process podcast episodes.

1. Download the client script.

2. Create a cron task to run the script every 10 minutes using flock to prevent multiple instances. You may optionally include your email address in the cron task to manage your node from the website.

*/10 * * * * cd ~/ && /usr/bin/flock -n /tmp/ipfspodcastnode.lockfile ~/ [email protected]

Install Script

If you don't have IPFS installed, this Install Script will install the latest IPFS software, IPFS Podcasting client script, and setup a cron task on your Debian or Ubuntu based PC (preferred).

1. Download the install script.

2. Run the script with sudo bash

An ipfspodcastnode.log log file will be created to monitor activity.

Post Install

If you've configured your email, you can create an account to manage your node and "Favorite" feeds to support a podcast feed with long term hosting.

You can view participating nodes to find your node stats (using your IPFS ID).

Troubleshooting & Support

For support, you can email [email protected], submit an issue on GitHub (Start9 / Umbrel / Python), or ask for help on Mastodon to @[email protected].