In the go-ethereum docs there is reference to a
Creating the rendezvous point
With all nodes that you want to run initialized to the desired genesis state, you'll need to start a bootstrap node that others can use to find each other in your network and/or over the internet. The clean way is to configure and run a dedicated bootnode:
$ bootnode --genkey=boot.key
$ bootnode --nodekey=boot.key
With the bootnode online, it will display an enode URL that other nodes can use to connect to it and exchange peer information. Make sure to replace the displayed IP address information (most probably
[::]) with your externally accessible IP to get the actual enode URL.
Note: You could also use a full fledged Geth node as a bootnode, but it's the less recommended way.
Is this command part of go-ethereum or a separate program?
My computer fails to find the command.
I have tried install via
apt-get install bootnode gives "no such package"
I'm also unsure what the
boot object is (with
Is anyone able to clarify this?
Why is it not recommended to have the bootnode be a full node?