Creating a Comet

Comets are Urbits whose names are 128-bits or 16 syllables, such as:


Comet names aren't quite as memorable as others, but they're disposable identities that anyone can make for free to join the live network.

Booting a comet

To boot your comet, go into the command line and run the following command from the directory that was created during Urbit installation:

$ ./urbit -c mycomet

This will take a few minutes and will spin out a bunch of boot messages. Toward the end, you'll see something like:

ames: on localhost, UDP 31337.
http: live (insecure, public) on 8080
http: live ("secure", public) on 8443
http: live (insecure, loopback) on 12321