Peer-to-peer private key
The peer-to-peer (P2P) private key is used to identify the beacon node on the network and secures the information channel between nodes.
When starting Teku, if the
--p2p-private-key-file option is not specified, and the
generated-node-key.dat file does not exist in the node's data directory, Teku generates a P2P private key and writes it to the
generated-node-key.dat file exists in the data directory when starting Teku, the node starts using the private stored in the file.
generated-node-key.dat file is stored by default in the
<data-beacon-path>/kvstore directory, where
<data-beacon-path> is specified using the