New user, storagenode is stopped, dashboard is "This site can’t be reached"

Can you copy and paste exactly what you have in your config file as of right now.

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Cant paste here, google docs link:

Sorry I meant the config file that you edited. Thats the log file.

Here it is,

Ok I still see the problem

Change your config file to match this

# the public address of the node, useful for nodes behind NAT

Make sure to click save.


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Ok now try to start it again.

Restarted laptop, config file still updated, the log file came to life to say the same 2020-02-19T15:08:29.642Z ERROR Invalid configuration: invalid contact.external-address: lookup “http” failed: lookup http: no such host

Powershell saying the node is stopped and dashboard not loading. I dont think its fixable, either its broken or I’ve done some simple error I cant figure out, port forwarding, network manual IP and DNS etc

Your config is still the same you didnt change anything. You need to save the file after you edit it.

Says cannot be saved and may be protected, launch Notepad++ admin mode? should I do that?

Yes you need to save it if not it will not work.

Done that, how do I restart the process without restarting my entire laptop? Btw powershell saying its still stopped.

Run Start-Service storagenode in powershell admin


Start-Service : Failed to start service ‘Storj V3 Storage Node (storagenode)’.
At line:1 char:1

  • Start-Service storagenode
  •   + CategoryInfo          : OpenError: (System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController:ServiceController) [Start-Service],
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : StartServiceFailed,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.StartServiceCommand

I know it sounds weird but do you have teamviewer or other programs so you can control my laptop and check the errors?

I do msg me directly the id and password

The contact.external-address: option must contain not only your DDNS hostname, but DDNS hostname with port. So this key should be:


Also, when you edit in the Notepad++, you should explicitly click Save before closing the editor.
Otherwise it will not save anything automatically (by default) and do not warn you with suggestion to save it, it will be silently closed.

After that you should restart the storagenode service either from the Services applet or from the elevated Powershell:

Restart-Service storagenode

Hes all taken care of now I remote desktop into his computer and set everything up.