- System overview
- Auto unlock LND on startup
- Anonymous node with Tor
- Electrum Personal Server
- Zap Desktop Lightning Wallet
- Zap iOS Lightning Wallet
- Shango Mobile Wallet
- Pimp the command line
- Use lncli on a different computer
- System recovery
- Additional scripts: show balance & channels
- Even more Extras
In this section, you can find various optional topics that make your RaspiBolt running even smoother. I split this up in various subsections, as the individual tasks can be quite long.
Your RaspiBolt will greet you with a quick system summary on login:
Manually unlocking the LND wallet every time the system starts is not really feasible if your RaspiBolt is meant to run reliably somewhere in a closet. This script automatically unlocks the wallet on startup or service-restart. This comes at a minimal security cost, however, as the password needs to be stored on the device.
Route all your Bitcoin traffic over the Tor network to stay anonymous and avoid leaking private information like your public IP address.
The RaspiBolt is the perfect trustless Bitcoin backend for your regular on-chain transactions. Together with the Electrum wallet, it works even with your Ledger or Trezor hardware wallet.
The Zap desktop app (https://github.com/LN-Zap/zap-desktop) is a cross platform Lightning Network wallet focused on user experience and ease of use.
The Zap iOS app (https://zap.jackmallers.com) provides a neat interface for the RaspiBolt to manage peers & channels, make payments and create invoices.
The iOS & Android app Shango provides a neat interface for the RaspiBolt, to manage peers & channels, make payments and create invoices.
lntop is an interactive text-mode channels viewer for Unix systems.
Make your command line prompt shine with a golden ฿ and use more colors overall:
Control your Lightning node from a different computer within you network, eg. from a Windows machine.
In case your SD card gets corrupted or you brick your node, it’s handy to have a quick recovery image at hand. It’s not a full backup solution, but allows a system recovery.
These additional bash scripts display a balance overview (on-chain & in channels, active & inactive) as well as a nicely formatted channels overview.
RaspiBolt-Extras by Rob Clark
- Lights-Out: automatic unlocking of wallet and dynamic ip
- RaspiBoltDuo: testnet & mainnet running simultaneously
- Using REST access
- Receiving Lightning payments: automatically create invoices / qr codes
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