👋 Hello, hello.
I’ve recently become more and more involved with a few different crypto projects. Presearch was one of the first few I came across that I truly liked. It’s definitely in its infancy, but I love the idea of a better search solution that tracks less of you. And hey, you get rewarded PRE tokens for searching which is equivalent to a small amount of real money. Win, win, I suppose.
So, when I read that I could assist the project by running my own “node”, I was stoked. Running a Presearch Node essentially means you are providing a relay for search traffic to travel through when attempting to grab results from other search engines. You are then rewarded in PRE tokens for providing a node that has low latency and successfully completes search requests.
While setting up my first node, I stumbled across the docker setup script
. Turns out that installing Docker CE on Ubuntu is a small mess, so the setup script was significantly easier/quicker. The simplicity of
curl | bash inspired me to do something similar to setup a Presearch Node.
I created a set of simple bash scripts that you can use to perform standard tasks on a Presearch Node. For now, you can use them to setup, backup, and restore a Presearch Node.
You can view the repository at: https://github.com/seanmarpo/presearch-node-utils
Every utility can be run via a
curl ... | bash type operation to ensure ease of use and least amount of system dependencies.
It was never my intent to try and sell you on running a Presearch Node. But hey, if you think you want to give it a shot, here’s the basic steps – and heck, you can even use my scripts 👏
Go and check out the information at: https://nodes.presearch.org/run to read about the requirements and expectations. If you’re still interested after reading that, fill out request to join form on https://nodes.presearch.org/ , and you should be approved within 24-48 hours.
Interesting in using Presearch to search the web privately and earn some random crypto? Use my referral 🙇♂️ https://www.presearch.org/signup?rid=2447990
Otherwise, if you have opinions or ideas for improvements – Feel free to open an issue or create a PR. I’d be happy to review it!