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Added systemd .service file in order to help distributions integrate bitcoind.

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contrib/systemd/bitcoind.service

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[Unit]
Description=Bitcoin's distributed currency daemon
After=network.target
[Service]
User=bitcoind
Group=bitcoind
Type=forking
PIDFile=/var/lib/bitcoind/bitcoind.pid
ExecStart=/usr/bin/bitcoind -daemon -pid=/var/lib/bitcoind/bitcoind.pid -conf=/etc/bitcoind.conf -datadir=/var/lib/bitcoind
Restart=always
PrivateTmp=true
[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

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doc/README.md

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- [Assets Attribution](assets-attribution.md)
- [Files](files.md)
- [Tor Support](tor.md)
- [Systemd](systemd.md)
License
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doc/systemd.md

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SYSTEMD SUPPORT IN BITCOIN
==========================
Packagers can find a .service file in this repo in order to integrate bitcoin's
daemon into systemd based distributions.
bitcoind.service file is located in contrib/systemd/ folder.
1. Users
---------------------------------
This .service file assumes bitcoind user and group exist in the system, so packager
should make sure they are created on installation.
2. Files
---------------------------------
The .service file assumes several paths that might need to be adjusted according
to packager's needs.
Daemon's config file is assumed to be located at /etc/bitcoind.conf (you can
use contrib/debian/examples/bitcoin.conf as an example). Once installed, users
must edit the file in order to update at least these two
values: rpcuser and rpcpassword . Failing to do so will make the daemon fail
to boot. However, the message written to /var/lib/bitcoind/debug.log file is
very helpful and no default values should be set:
YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:DD Error: To use the "-server" option, you must set a rpcpassword in the configuration file:
/etc/bitcoind.conf
It is recommended you use the following random password:
rpcuser=bitcoinrpc
rpcpassword=HdYZ5HGtAF7mx8aTw6uCATtD2maMAK4E12Ysp4YNZQcX
(you do not need to remember this password)
The username and password MUST NOT be the same.
If the file does not exist, create it with owner-readable-only file permissions.
It is also recommended to set alertnotify so you are notified of problems;
for example: alertnotify=echo %s | mail -s "Bitcoin Alert" admin@foo.com
Daemon's data and pid files will be stored in /var/lib/bitcoind directory, so it
should be created on installation and make bitcoind user/group it's owner.
3. Installing .service file
---------------------------------
Installing this .service file consists on just copying it to /usr/lib/systemd/system
directory, followed by the command "systemctl daemon-reload" in order to update
running systemd configuration.
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