Update: Added scripts and guide to install omega-ict
For some weeks now on the #ict channel of the IOTA Discord we have been experimenting with ICT and Raspberry PI or virtual machines with 512MB of RAM.
Today we’ll see if it’s possible to install ICT on an Android phone (e.g. the phone with the broken display we had in the drawer).
Let’s install UserLAnd and ConnectBot on our Android phone, we install Debian GNU/Linux and via ConnectBot we connect to the local SSH session.
We install net-tools necessary to discover our IP address and be able to connect to the SSH session from our computer via Putty or bash in Linux.
sudo apt install net-tools
We display the IP address of our phone:
Fine. Open your favorite SSH client and connect from the PC to port 2022 for example from the bash con:
ssh [email protected] -p 2022
in my example with:
ssh [email protected] -p 2022
Now that we can use a serious keyboard we install the necessary tools:
sudo apt install --assume-yes git
Then we download the script I adapted from Phil Schaeff
git clone https://gitlab.com/antonionardella/ict-install.git
and run it as root
cd ict-install sudo sh install-ict.sh RELEASE nodename
Find neighbors for your ICT
ICT requires at least one neighbour to function properly. You can add up to three. Go to the #ICT channel of the IOTA Discord server and ask users to add your node. Start a private discussion with interested parties and exchange your public IP if it is static or your DNS. When you have found i you need to add it to the ict.cfg file.
The first thing to change is the neighbors parameters. Add all your neighbors (maximum 3) with either their static ip + the port or the domain name + the port, separated by a comma. Note that there should not be an empty space after the comma. e.g.
sudo nano ~/omega-ict/config/ict.cfg
neighbors=123.456.17.97:1337,myneighbor.ddns.net:14600,myotherneighbor.noip.com:1234. Once your neighbors added, save and exit using
ctrl + o then
ctrl + x .
Enter the ict-install folder, update the script and install again:
cd ~/ict-install git pull sudo ./install-ict.sh RELEASE nodename
Start with screen
This part differs completely from the lambtho guide in that systemd does not turn on android (if you find a solution let me know)
We start a session with screen:
screen -S ict
We’ll be on the command line, start ICT now:
cd ~/install/ict sudo bash run-ict.sh
Once started we will see the DNS/IP addresses of our neighbors.
Now we wait for the messages
To exit the screen session press the key combination
To return to the session write:
screen -r ict
Here is the view from the phone:
For those who want to experiment with a free Google VPS there are the following guides in English:
The original guide by lambtho: https://medium.com/@lambtho/iota-ict-installation-tutorial-c079a1ca3b7d
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