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System requirements

While tau can be cross-compiled to various operating systems, for a quick and seamless deployment we recommend using a Linux distribution that employs SystemD.

Network requirements

Depending on the enabled protocols, tau will require certain network ports to be available and open:

  • Three configurable TCP ports for peer-to-peer (P2P) communication
  • Ports 80 and 443 for HTTP and HTTPS respectively
  • Ports 53 and 953 for DNS, supporting both TCP and UDP

Hardware requirements

The requirements for ‘tau’ vary depending on the shape, but at a minimum, assuming an empty shape, it requires:

  • 512MB of RAM
  • 2GB of storage space

We will delve into the additional requirements for each protocol later on in this documentation.