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Node HTTP Interface

Each node has an HTTP interface that allows:

  • view current status,
  • change parameters "on the fly" (without restarting the node)
  • get the transport file of the current stream

HTTP interface works on the main port of the node (specified by parameter --port).

By default the interface is available only from the localhost.

To allow remote access, you have to run the node with the option --service-remote-access. Also you can set a security token for HTTP interface to prevent unauthorized access, using option --service-access-token

Access to HTTP interface is performed via GET request:

# get node status

# update node parameters

# get transport file

If node was launched without option --service-access-token, then <token> part of the URL is omitted:


Responses are in JSON format.

/monitor endpoint

Response fields:

  • version - node's version
  • max_connections - maximum number of TCP-connections
  • max_peers - maximum number of concurrently connected nodes
  • download_speed - current speed of data download (byte/s)
  • upload_speed - current speed of data upload (byte/s)
  • connected_peers_count - number of connected nodes
  • connected_peers - list of connected nodes (empty, if option --stats-report-peers is not set)

/update endpoint

Request syntax:

param1 and param2 are names of parameters that have to be updated, value1 and value2 are new values for these parameters.

The list of available parameters:

  • max_peers
  • TODO: add the rest of params


# set max number of peers to 100

/get_transport_file endpoint

Request syntax:

The response body contains raw transport file data.

This method is primarily used by support nodes to get transport file from the source node.