Connect with SSH

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This section of the wiki assumes that you have already installed an appropriate operating system on your Fluxnode hardware. If you still need to do this please refer to Operating System.

If you have direct access to your Fluxnode hardware, such as hosting a Fluxnode from home, you can skip this section and move straight to Install OS Updates.

If you are renting a server or need to connect to your home-hosted server remotely, you will require an SSH client or terminal to communicate with your Fluxnode's operating system. If you have a preferred terminal please use that. Otherwise, Windows Command Prompt or the built-in terminal for MacOS and Linux users can be used. Putty is a free SSH client available for Windows users who prefer a graphical interface, it can be downloaded from

To establish a remote connection to your Fluxnode, you will utilize SSH, also known as Secure Shell. This enables two computers to communicate over the internet.

Initially, you will require your Fluxnode's IP address. If you are hosting from home, this will be your public IP address. If you are renting a server, your provider will give you an IP address.

We will begin by connecting as the root user, although some server providers may use ubuntu or admin instead.

To connect to your server, type the following command in your SSH client and then enter your server's password when prompted (replacing 12.345.67.89 with your server's IP address):

ssh root@12.345.67.89

Once you have successfully logged in, you will be presented with a command line that appears similar to:


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