How to Change Machine ID on a Linux Machine
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This article provides a step by step guide on how to change a Linux Machine ID.
A Machine ID is a unique code that represents an individual machine. Every Linux machine has an ID generated, similar to a government ID. The Gala Games Network uses this identifier (and others) to make sure a Founder’s Node is both servicing the network and that it is an individual machine.
When running the Gala Node software on a VPS (Virtual Private Server), the provider usually uses a standard clone image (the same Linux installation multiple times), instead of a fresh Linux installation. This can cause a user’s Gala Node to be unseen by the network since it has the same ID as another machine. This will cause a user to lose credit in the distribution.
This article assumes the reader knows:
What is a VPS?
What is a Founder’s Node?
1) Log in to a terminal (either via PuTTY or SSH using your Linux VPS credentials, or by opening a terminal emulator if you are working directly on a Linux machine).
2) From the terminal, run the following commands:
sudo rm /etc/machine-id /var/lib/dbus/machine-id
sudo dbus-uuidgen | sudo tee /etc/machine-id
sudo cp /etc/machine-id /var/lib/dbus/machine-id
3) Restart the Linux machine for which you just changed the Machine ID, and continue with installing your node software after logging back in:
After reboot, follow the steps in this article here: Install the Gala Node Software on an Ubuntu Linux VPS