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 open handshake messages between all chains in the config.

        --full-scan    Force a full scan of the chains for clients, connections and channels

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.