The mixnet code is relatively simple to build and run on Mac OS X and Linux. We also have initial Windows support but it should be considered (for now) even more experimental than the rest of our code.
sudo apt install pkg-config build-essential libssl-dev. If you are averse to running the Rust shell script installer, you may want to install
apt. It might work, or might be too ancient, depending on your distro.
cargo. Stable works.
To download and build:
git clone https://github.com/nymtech/nym.git cd nym git pull # in case you've checked it out before! git checkout tags/v0.5.0 # <-- **VERY IMPORTANT** cargo build --release
Note: the default branch you’ll clone from Github,
develop, is guaranteed to be broken and incompatible with the running testnet at all times. You must
git checkout tags/v0.5.0 in order to join the testnet.
The above commands will compile into the
ls target/release/ build libnym_client.d nym-client nym-sfw-provider deps libnym_client.rlib nym-client.d nym-sfw-provider.d examples libsfw_provider_requests.d nym-mixnode incremental libsfw_provider_requests.rlib nym-mixnode.d
Quite a bit of stuff gets built, but you can ignore most of it. The mixnet parts are:
In the next sections we’ll try each of these out.