Starting, stopping and reloading configuration
This chapter explains how to start and manage i2pd daemon under *nix operation systems.
After you have built i2pd from source, just run a binary:
To display all available options:
i2pd can be controlled with signals. Process ID by default is written to file
You can use
kill utility to send signals like this:
kill -INT $( cat /var/run/i2pd/i2pd.pid )
i2pd supports the following signals:
- INT - Graceful shutdown. i2pd will wait for 10 minutes and stop. Send second INT signal to shutdown i2pd immediately.
- HUP - Reload configuration files.
Some Linux packages have a systemd control unit, so it is possible to manage i2pd with it.
sudo systemctl start i2pd.service sudo systemctl stop i2pd.service --no-block
Stop command initiates a graceful shutdown process, i2pd stops after finishing to route transit tunnels (maximum 10 minutes).
Enable/disable i2pd to be started on bootup:
sudo systemctl enable i2pd.service sudo systemctl disable i2pd.service
Recommended way to run i2pd built from source
This way all i2pd-related files will be stored at
mkdir $HOME/dist cp i2pd $HOME/dist cp -R contrib/certificates $HOME/dist cp contrib/i2pd.conf $HOME/dist cd $HOME/dist ulimit -n 4096 # only on Linux, increasing open file limit ./i2pd --datadir .