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dCDN Setup

Add your Arweave gateway to Media Network

To scale your vartex gateway and make it available through a community-powered CDN, you can register it as a resource on Media Network using the Media App front-end.


  • Make sure you have vartex installed.
  • Make sure your gateway is accessible.
  • Make sure you have a compatible wallet with enough MEDIA to use the CDN service. MEDIA is currently available to buy in the following markets.

Step 1 - Find out Arweave's gateway port and IP address:

In this step you'll have to find out the details about your Arweave gateway to be able to add it later on to Media Network. You can check what is running in each port by exectuing the following command:

netstat -ntpl
Active Internet connections (only servers)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name
tcp 0 0* LISTEN 14732/ipfs
tcp 0 0* LISTEN 14732/ipfs
tcp 0 0* LISTEN 1014/sshd
tcp 0 0* LISTEN 19072/docker-proxy
tcp 0 0* LISTEN 18884/docker-proxy
tcp 0 0* LISTEN 14732/ipfs
tcp6 0 0 :::22 :::* LISTEN 1014/sshd
tcp6 0 0 :::3000 :::* LISTEN 19079/docker-proxy
tcp6 0 0 :::5432 :::* LISTEN 18892/docker-proxy
tcp6 0 0 :::4001 :::* LISTEN 14732/ipfs

In this case we can check that the docker container running the gateway is running on port 3000 under PID 19079

Now let's check the external IP address of your device:

eno1: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet netmask broadcast
inet6 fe80::2eea:7fff:fef0:f2fe prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link>
ether 2c:ea:7f:f0:f2:fe txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
RX packets 9245489 bytes 1915123059 (1.7 GiB)
RX errors 0 dropped 34 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 4943558 bytes 970078005 (925.1 MiB)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
device interrupt 49

In this case, we can check that the external IP address is using the eno1 interface.

This means your Arweave gateway is running at the following URL, which is what you'll need to add as a CDN resource:

Step 2 - Add your resource to the network

Access the Media App, connect your wallet and add a new CDN resource. Specify IP, port and approve the transaction.

Finalizing the process

After the transaction is confirmed on the blockchain, a new random subdomain will be assigned to you. This is your new endpoint URL cached by Media Network.

Add a custom CNAME

Optionally add a custom CNAME, pointing the given endpoint to the custom Web2 domain as shown in the example.

Congrats! Your Arweave gateway is now powered and scaled by Media Network's dCDN. End-users accessing the new link will load the resources from their closest Media Edge node instead of your original server.


You can now serve any content hosted on the Arweave network to your end-users, through your own Arweave Miner/Gateway combination via Media's dCDN.