NOTE: THIS IS OUTDATED.
bitcoind back-end has been merged into master and install instructions updated.
lnd with a
This guide assumes you are an experienced
lnd tester who has built it from source by cloning it from Github, and that you know your way around the command line. It also assumes you're using a Linux variant. The following are the necessary steps to begin testing with
bitcoind as a back end for
When you install
bitcoind, you'll need to test in either testnet or regtest mode.
bitcoind does not support simnet. In addition, you'll need to turn on ZMQ for raw blocks and (if you want unconfirmed tx support) raw transactions so that
lnd can subscribe to notifications.
The following is a sample
testnet=1 txindex=1 server=1 daemon=1 zmqpubrawblock=tcp://127.0.0.1:18501 zmqpubrawtx=tcp://127.0.0.1:18501
bitcoind and allow it to synchronize.
lnd source directory under your
GOPATH, you'll want to check out PR 447:
cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd git fetch origin pull/447/head:bitcoind-backend git checkout bitcoind-backend
Then, you'll want to update your vendored files:
rm -rf vendor && glide install
Now, you can build
go install . ./cmd/...
You'll need to edit your
lnd.conf file (or change your
lnd launch command accordingly). If you've enabled
neutrino, you'll need to disable it. Then add the following line to
This enables the Bitcoin Core (
bitcoind) back end for
lnd. Please note that this is currently only supported for Bitcoin testnet and regtest; it is not supported for simnet, mainnet, or any Litecoin network.
If you discover any issues with this, please submit them to https://github.com/aakselrod/lnd/issues