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Running a surplus auction-keeper on a host
In order to participate in surplus auctions you need to bid with protocol tokens

Prerequisties

Python 3.6+

Clone:

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git clone https://github.com/reflexer-labs/auction-keeper.git
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cd auction-keeper
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git submodule update --init --recursive
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Install:

This creates a virtual environment and installs requirements:
./install.sh

1) Start virtualenv

source _virtualenv/bin/activate

2) Create a model file

Pick a protocol token/system coin price and paste the following code into surplus_model.sh:
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#!/usr/bin/env bash
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while true; do
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echo "{\"price\": \"325.0\"}"
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sleep 120
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done
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Then:

chmod +x surplus_model.sh

3) Create the keeper run file

Create a file called run_auction_keeper.sh and paste the following code in it:
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#!/bin/bash
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bin/auction-keeper \
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--type surplus \
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--model surplus_model.sh \
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--rpc-uri <ETH_RPC_URL> \
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--eth-from <KEEPER_ADDRESS> \
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--eth-key key_file=<KEYSTORE_FILE>
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Then, substitute the following variables:

ETH_RPC_URL - the URL of your ethereum RPC connection
KEEPER_ADDRESS - the keeper's address. It should be in checksummed format (not lowercase).
KEYSTORE_FILE - your Ethereum UTC JSON keystore filename
For more information about this keystore format and how to generate them, check:

Finally:

chmod +x run_auction_keeper.sh

4) Start the keeper and enter your keystore file password

./run_auction_keeper.sh
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$ ./run_auction_keeper.sh
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Password for /keystore/key.json:
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