Starting, stopping and reloading configuration
This chapter explains how to start and manage the i2pd daemon under *nix operation systems.
After you have built i2pd from source, just run the binary:
To display all available options:
i2pd can be controlled with signals. The process ID by is written to the file
/var/run/i2pd/i2pd.pid by default. 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 up to 10 minutes and stop. Send a second INT signal to shutdown i2pd immediately.
- HUP - Reload configuration files.
Some i2pd packages come with a systemd control unit, and for those that use systemd, it is possible to manage i2pd with it.
To start/stop i2pd:
sudo systemctl start i2pd.service sudo systemctl stop i2pd.service --no-block
The stop command initiates a graceful shutdown process, i2pd stops after finishing to route transit tunnels (maximum 10 minutes).
To enable/disable autostart of i2pd upon bootup:
sudo systemctl enable i2pd.service sudo systemctl disable i2pd.service
Recommended way to run i2pd built from source
The following commands display the recommended way to run i2pd built from source, without a package manager. Installing i2pd this
way will ensure all i2pd-related files are 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
Then, to run i2pd, simply travel to the installation directory and type:
./i2pd --datadir .