Seed nodes are "always-on" nodes running on public IP addresses that serve data to connected peers. When you add a seed to Upstream, it will automatically track you and share your data across its network of other connected peers . This increases the availability of your data throughout the network, while making it easier to find others data as well. Upstream is preconfigured with a Radicle operated seed to bootstrap your connectivity. Adding more seed nodes to your Upstream configuration is a great way to improve data availability and redundancy.
To discover seed nodes, please refer to this list of public seed nodes.
If you have removed the default seed and need to re-add it or would like to add a custom seed address, you can do so by following these steps:
Navigate to Settings. There, under the Network header, you'll find your seed list.
Paste the seed address into the input box and submit by pressing RETURN.
Upstream's default seed node:
Check that you're connected by hovering over your Connection icon in your sidebar.
Recent seed node activity and connected peers can be viewed on the added seed node's dashboard (e.g. http://seed.my.org). The default seed dashboard for Upstream can be viewed at http://sprout.radicle.xyz/.
Seed nodes can be configured to either track and share all data across the network, or to propagate only a specific set of peers or projects. Please refer to your seed operator for details. If you're running your own seed, have a look at the Running a seed node section and the seed node documentation. ↩