Port overview

This serves as a reference guide should you lose track a bit. Understandable, since your node doesn't have a fancy, easy-to-use front end.

The following is a list of all the ports that are approachable on your Raspberry Pi. You can access certain tools by entering in your browser the IP address of your Pi followed by the port number. For example to see BTC RPC Explorer. If you want to access the tools over Tor, you will need to modify the torrc file for each tool. You can then make certain ports accessible to the outside world and forward them to a local port on your Pi. How this works is usually explained within The Road to Node in the tool of choice.

We will assume the default values for all tools, with the exception of Thunderhub. This is due to the fact that Ride the Lightning runs on the same port.ort draait.

Bitcoin Core

8332The JSON-RPC port. With the right username/password combination, you can talk to this. By default, Bitcoin Core only accepts connections from the Pi itself. Therefore, a tool running on the Pi will be allowed to talk to the RPC port, but a random attacker from the outside will not.
8333This port is responsible for communication with other clients on the Bitcoin network.
28332The Bitcoin Daemon can use the ZeroMQ protocol to send block information to clients. This way, the clients do not have to make a request via the JSON-RPC every time, but can do so on a subscription basis.
28333The same as port 28332 but for transactions instead of blocks.


9050If you want a particular application to communicate over the Tor network, you must tell the application to use port 9050.

BTC RPC Explorer

3002The BTC RPC Explorer can be accessed via this port.

Electrum (for Electrs, Electrum X and Electrum Personal Server)

4224Monitoring of Electrs.
8000Standard RPC port of the Electrum protocol.
50001Standard port for TCP connections.
50002Standard port for SSL connections.
50004Standard port for secure websocket connections.


25441Navigating to this port will show the Specter overview

Lightning Network Daemon (LND)

8080The port with which the REST API of LND can be accessed. Secured with a so-called macaroon.
9735The port which connects with other nodes. A bit like 8333 for Bitcoin Core.
10009The port with which the RPC API of LND makes itself approachable. Secured with a so-called macaroon.


8081REST port for loopd.
11010RPC port for loopd.


8465RPC port for faraday.


8281REST port for poold.
12010RPC port for poold.

Lightning Terminal

8443LiT runs on this port.

Ride the Lightning

3000The Ride the Lightning interface can be used if you go to this port.


4000By default, this tool is set to port 3000. But since Ride The Lightning already uses that, in this guide we choose port 4000.