How to start the FIMK or NXT server

In previous versions of our client software (mofowallet/lompsa) there was a dialog that popped up on start up and that asked you to start the embedded FIMK or NXT servers. This dialog has been removed since it was seen as a little bit annoying and not really necessary to operate the client (because it uses the remote servers).

For anyone that does want to run their own server the steps are trivial. You’d access the server section either from the home screen (you get there by clicking the Lompsa logo in the top left corner) or from any other screen by clicking the small desktop/monitor icons in the bottom left corner.

Now that you are in the server section select which server engine you wish to run by clicking the tabs at the top (choices are FIMK or NXT). To start or stop the server click the Start Server link in the left hand menu.

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When the server starts you’ll notice the server output in the big black console window and you’ll see the blockchain height of your server and the download progress in the indicator at the bottom of your screen.

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Wonder to who you are connected?  Click the Peers link in the left hand menu and you’ll see the real-time connectivity status as is reported by the server.

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Running the embedded servers could cause your system to become slower because of the amount of memory the blockchain database requires. To be able to use both NXT or FIMK it is not necessary to run your own server. Since all encryption happens client side even when using the remote servers your private keys will never leave your machine.

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