🛡️EthPillar: one-liner setup tool and node management TUI

Empowered, inspired, home staker. Free. Open source. Public goods for Ethereum.

🆕 What is EthPillar?

😄 Friendly Node Installer: No node yet? Helps you installs a Ethereum node (Nimbus+Nethermind) stack in just minutes. MEVboost included.

💾 Ease of use: No more remembering CLI commands required. Access common node operations via a simple text user interface (TUI).

🦉 Fast Updates: Quickly find and download the latest consensus/execution release. Less downtime!

🎉Compatibility: Behind the scenes, node commands and file structure are identical to V2 staking setups.

Already a running a Validator? EthPillar is compatible with a Coincashew V2 Staking Setup.

🐳 Prerequisites

📐 Option 1: Automated One-Liner Install

Simply copy and paste the command into your terminal.

Open source source code available here: https://github.com/coincashew/EthPillar

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/coincashew/EthPillar/main/install.sh)"

🤝 Option 2: Manual Install

Install updates and packages:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install git curl ccze bc tmux

Clone the ethpillar repo and install:

mkdir -p ~/git/ethpillar
git clone https://github.com/coincashew/ethpillar.git ~/git/ethpillar
sudo ln -s ~/git/ethpillar/ethpillar.sh /usr/local/bin/ethpillar

Run ethpillar:


🎉Next Steps

Congrats on installing a EthPillar, making nodes and home staking easier!

Additional step for new Node operators

Step 1: Configure your network, port forwarding and firewall. From the main guide, click here for detailed network configuration.

  • Involves setting UFW defaults, opening SSH port, allowing consensus/execution p2p port traffic, enabling the UFW firewall, configuring port forwarding and installing fail2ban.

Additional steps for new Validators

Step 1: Setup Validator Keys

  • Familarize yourself with the main guide's section on setting up your validator keys.

  • When ready to generate your keys, go to EthPillar > Validator Client > Generate / Import Validator Keys

Step 2: Upload deposit_data.json to Launchpad

  • To begin staking on Ethereum as a validator, you need to submit to the Launchpad your deposit_data.json file, which includes crucial withdrawal address details, and pay the required deposit of 32ETH per validator.

Step 3: Congrats!


Are you a EthPillar Enjooyer? Support this public good by purchasing a limited edition POAP!

Purchase link: https://checkout.poap.xyz/169495

ETH accepted on Mainnet, Arbitrum, Base, Optimism. 🙏

☎️ Get in touch

Have questions? Chat with other home stakers on Discord or open PRs/issues on Github.

❤️ Donations

If you'd like to support this public goods project, find us on the next Gitcoin Grants.

Our donation address is 0xCF83d0c22dd54475cC0C52721B0ef07d9756E8C0 or coincashew.eth

☑️ How to Update

Upon opening EthPillar,

  • Navigate to System Administration > Update EthPillar and then quit and relaunch.

🎉 Credits

Shout out to accidental-green for their pioneering work in Python validator tools, which has unintentionally ignited the inspiration and direction for this project. We are building upon their innovative foundations by forking their validator-install code. A heartfelt thanks to accidental-green for their game-changing contributions to the open-source Ethereum ecosystem!

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