System requirements

  • For client nodes:

    • At least 1 GB of free RAM and disk space, to compile the program

    • Windows 10, macOS, or Linux

  • For relay nodes:

    • A public IP address to serve clients. Generally, you'll find this on cloud servers, VPSes, dedicated servers, etc.

    • At least 1 GB of free RAM and disk space.

    • Only Linux is tested, though any platform that runs Rust is likely to work


Windows and Mac

  1. Download the latest executable for your platform from our releases page.

  2. Decompress the executable file you just downloaded.

  • On Windows, you can do this by right-clicking the file and selecting "Extract All...", while on macOS, you can simply double-click the file.

  1. Start the program by double-clicking on the executable file!

If your executable isn't working, first make sure that you downloaded the correct file for your platform! If it still doesn't work, come to our Discord to ask for help.


You need an up-to-date Rust installation, with tools like cargo and rustup in your $PATH. Earendil currently has no official binary distribution, so we'll be compiling it from source.

cargo install earendil-gui

Command line

In a terminal, install earendil by typing:

rustup update # to make sure your Rust is up to date
cargo install --locked earendil

Check that earendil is successfully installed by typing:


You should see:

Usage: earendil <COMMAND>

  daemon         Runs an Earendil daemon
  control        Runs a control-protocol verb
  help           Print this message or the help of the given subcommand(s)

  -h, --help     Print help
  -V, --version  Print version

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