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HORNET is a powerful IOTA fullnode software

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HORNET - The IOTA community node

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HORNET is a powerful, community driven IOTA fullnode software written in Go. It is easy to install and runs on low-end devices like the Raspberry Pi 4.


  • Please open a new issue if you detect an error or crash (or submit a PR if you have already fixed it).
  • The issue section is not a support section, if you have questions about HORNET please post them in the
    channel (official iota discord server).

Table of contents


Please have a look into our HORNET wiki


WARNING: The autopeering plugin will disclose your public IP address to possibly all nodes and entry points. Please disable the plugin if you do not want this to happen!

The autopeering plugin is still in an early state. We recommend to add 1-2 static peers as well. If you want to disable autopeering, you can do so by adding it to the

in your
"node": {
    "disablePlugins": ["Autopeering"],
    "enablePlugins": []




  • Download the latest release for your system (e.g.
    for the Raspberry Pi 4)
  • Extract the files in a folder of your choice
  • Add neighbors to the
    file (optional)
  • Run HORNET:
    ./hornet -c config


wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hornet.list'
sudo apt update
sudo apt install hornet

Tutorial: Install HORNET with APT


HORNETs functionality is extended by plugins. Available plugins are listed here.


Docker Pulls

Pull HORNET from Docker Hub

Build a Docker image

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