This section describes the types of relaying that hermes can perform.

Hermes can send transactions triggered by IBC events. It currently handles channel handshake and packet events:

The start Command

The start command can be used to start hermes in IBC event listen mode.

    hermes start <OPTIONS>

    Start the relayer in multi-chain mode. Relays packets and channel handshake messages between all chains in the config.

As described in next sub-sections, the type of relaying can be configured in the global section of the configuration file, by specifying different values in strategy field.