From Namecoin DNS
Quick start on Linux
This is a quick way to get namecoind running on your Linux machine.
Download & extract the archive and create initial configuration files by executing namecoind:
wget -O /tmp/namecoin.tgz http://dot-bit.org/files/namecoin_linux`getconf LONG_BIT`.tgz tar xfz /tmp/namecoin.tgz -C ~ ~/namecoind
Fill in the configuration and finally start namecoind:
NMCPASS=`openssl rand -base64 15` printf "rpcuser="$USER"\nrpcpassword="$NMCPASS >> ~/.namecoin/namecoin.conf ~/namecoind
Now have a look at the section Important commands on the end of this page.
Download namecoin from the homepage and extract the archive.
Start namecoind to create the config folder:
| Open a command prompt, switch to the directory of the extracted file and type|| Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T in many desktop environments), switch to the directory of the extracted file and type|
It will tell you where to create the "namecoin.conf" file
Warning: To use namecoind, you must set rpcpassword=<password> in the configuration file: /home/user/.namecoin/namecoin.conf If the file does not exist, create it with owner-readable-only file permissions.
|Configuration file location|
Populate a file "namecoin.conf" with at least these lines:
rpcuser=your_user rpcpassword=your_pass rpcport=8336 daemon=1
Replace your_user and your_pass with any values of your choosing.
Also add this line if you want to solo mine:
Now start namecoind again and you will get back to the command prompt. Namecoin runs in the background and will fetch the blockchain (which can take several hours).
To check on the progress of the download, try the namecoin getinfo command from the table below.
| ||Start Namecoin daemon|
| ||Show all available commands|
| ||Show various information. blocks value should match the current block count (149677)|
| ||List your Namecoin address on which you can receive Namecoins|
| ||Create a new Namecoin address|
| ||Reserve a domain name. See this page for detailed instructions on how to register a domain.|