Whirlpool CLI is a command-line tool that operates silently in the background of personal Dojo-backed Bitcoin nodes. This CLI tool automates the remixing process of postmix UTXOs 24/7, ensuring you never miss a remix so long as the node is active.
Download Whirlpool #
If not already, SSH into the node as the user “dojo.”
Create a directory for Whirlpool.
Enter the directory.
Visit the Whirlpool CLI release page and copy the link for the latest “run.jar” file, downloading it with “wget.” At the time of writing, the latest version is 0.10.17, so modify commands accordingly.
torsocks wget https://code.samourai.io/whirlpool/whirlpool-client-cli/uploads/63621e145967f536a562851853bd0990/whirlpool-client-cli-0.10.16-run.jar
sudo apt install openjdk-19-jre-headless -y
Before initializing Whirlpool, have the Samourai Wallet’s passphrase and pairing code ready for pasting into the terminal.
The pairing code is in Samourai Wallet under Settings > Transaction > Pair to Whirlpool GUI.
Pair Samourai Wallet #
Initiate Whirlpool, entering the pairing code and passphrase when prompted.
java -jar whirlpool-client-cli-*-run.jar --init
Connecting may take a minute, but the pairing is successful once logs start printing for the wallet’s Postmix account. If returned to the command prompt, the pairing has failed and must be rerun until successful.
Once paired, exit the logs with “control+c.”
System File #
Create a system file to start Whirlpool on boot.
sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/whirlpool.service
Paste the following lines, ensuring to edit if the Whirlpool version differs.
ExecStart=/usr/bin/java -jar whirlpool-client-cli-0.10.16-run.jar --server=mainnet --tor --auto-mix --mixs-target=0 --listen
Save and exit the file.
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
Enable the Whirlpool service.
sudo systemctl enable whirlpool
Start the Whirlpool service.
sudo systemctl start whirlpool
Whirlpool CLI is now operational.
Whirlpool GUI #
Whirlpool GUI is a simple-to-use graphical user interface for Whirlpool CLI, which allows you to monitor and interact with the Whirlpool service in a user-friendly manner.
Whirlpool GUI can be downloaded directly from the Samourai Wallet website.
Pair Whirlpool GUI #
Upon opening the GUI for the first time, “Remote CLI” should be selected.
In the CLI Address field, replace “my-cli-host” with your node’s IP.
Next, select “Configure API Key,” and a box will appear. Return to your node’s terminal via SSH and run the following command to find the key.
The API key is the string of numbers that follows “cli.apiKey=” at the top of the file.
Once the CLI and API addresses are entered, select “Connect.”
After a few seconds, a prompt will appear requesting the wallet’s passphrase. Once entered, the pairing is complete.
Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW) #
The Uncomplicated Firewall, or UFW, is a simple-to-use, command-line application for working with a Linux firewall.
sudo apt install ufw -y
To ensure that the only ports open are those essential to the node’s regular operation, the following UFW rules should be applied in the terminal.
Default Settings #
sudo ufw default deny incoming
sudo ufw default allow outgoing
Allow SSH #
sudo ufw allow ssh
Allow Whirlpool GUI #
sudo ufw allow 8899/tcp
Allow BITCOIND_ZMQ_BLK_HASH #
sudo ufw allow 28334/tcp
Allow BITCOIND_ZMQ_RAWTXS #
sudo ufw allow 28333/tcp
Allow BITCOIND_RPC_PORT #
sudo ufw allow 8332/tcp
Allow Fulcrum SSL #
sudo ufw allow 50002/tcp
Allow Mempool GUI #
sudo ufw allow 4080/tcp
Enable UFW #
sudo ufw enable
When enabling UFW, a warning may appear informing that enabling UFW may cause connection issues with the session. Since a rule allowing SSH was already applied, confirming with “y is safe.”