Algorand node type


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Node types

  • With the default node config settings, the node is running in non-archival, non-relay and non-participate mode.
  • To run a node providing "algod api", you could either an archival or non-archival node. Which means, the node with the default config settings could provide the "algod api".
  • To run a relay node, it has to be an archival node and has to be publicly accessible.
  • To run a node providing "indexer api", it has to be archival node, the run the indexer based on it.
  • To participate the consensus, you could either run it on a relay node or non-relay node. Non-relay node is recommended.

Node type conversions