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Urbit FAQ

Questions and answers about Urbit I have gathered from hanging around the help channels.

Urbit Troubleshooting

Errors and TroubleshootingBinary is out of dateMake sure your binary is the most recent version (If not using port)You can tell what version your binary is when you start your ship. It's the first thing that prints. Version 1.8 is current as of January, 2022. To upgrade to the newest binary, just...

Economics of owning an Urbit Star

Here's how I see the economics of the Urbit ecosystem. You have three types of assets: Planets, Stars, and Galaxies.PlanetsA planet is a permanent identity on the Urbit network. Purchasing a planet is kind of like purchasing a static IP address, that comes with a permanent vps attached to it. It...

Guide to running a star on Urbit

I have been asked several times about what is necessary to run a star on Urbit.For those of you who don't know, a star is basically an ISP on the Urbit network that services 65000 planets (addresses). Eventually, stars will provide routing and maintenance and utilities to the planets under them. I...

Guide to buying or receiving an urbit planet or star

NOTE: This guide assumes that you are receiving on Layer 1. Due to the recent release of Layer 2, things are much easier.If you want to accept a layer 2 planet, see the instructions here: https://urbit.org/getting-started/layer-2-for-planets.Urbit can be a little intimidating when you first get s...

How to install Urbit on a $5/month Linode VPS

This guide assumes you have purchased or acquired an urbit planet or star and you would like to set it up on a cloud VPS so it is always on.If you want to install on desktop (Windows, MacOS, or Linux), I recommend using the newly released port application.Step 1: Create a Linode VPSVisit Linode and...

Places to learn zouk online

Yes! You can still take dance lessons during the pandemic.  Here is a great list of teachers who offer classes online.  In no particular order:Xandy Liberato - Very spiritual approach.  Gui Prada and Alisson RSandi with Julissa, Hermela, and Vanessa at District Zouk -many differe...

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