Before you start your nodes, you need to prepare the topology files for block-producing and relay nodes.
Make the block-producing node to "talk" only to YOUR relay node. Do not forget to configure your firewall also:
Make your relay node
talk to your block-producing node and other relays in the network by editing the
Optionally you can use
topologyUpdater.sh on your relay nodes from Guild Operators#
Until full P2P is live we need to manually add peers in the
topology.json file on relay nodes. You can automate this by running the
topologyUpdater.sh script from Guild Operators. With the help of this script, you can also speed up your relay's registrations (currently registration is done twice per day based on your pool registration). If you run
topologyUpdater.sh every 60 minutes on your relay nodes using cron, then after 3 hours (or 4 runs) your relays will be registered. And most importantly, it can generate a
topology.json which will contain remote peers. Find more details here.