p2pool: I really tried, but it's not working for me.
I tried to switch to p2pool, but it's simply not working for me. The computer I use to control my ASIC's is an old one that can not run bitcoind and p2pool at the same time. I tried, but it's just too slow. p2pool always warns about not being able to access bitcoind and CPU is constantly at 100% whenever bitcoind receives new transactions. Next I tried to mine using other p2pool nodes that I chose from here: http://p2pool-nodes.info/ I tried to select nodes that are close, low latency, and have no fee. Unfortunately about 10% of my work seems to get rejected, not sure why. So that did not work either. Any ideas what I could do? I love the concept of p2pool, but currently the centralized mining pools are just much more usable.
Good evening! I'd like to share a new P2Pool with a solid 0% fee which is open to everybody. Getting Started Point your miners to; URL: 3kk0.net:9332 Username: Your Bitcoin Address Password: (anything) e.g X
So I've decided to join the illustrious pursuit of Bitcoin mining. I've done a bit of research on the matter, and read over a few of the posts here. And I still have a lot of research to do yet. My first problem is that there's still a lot that I'm not sure about and I'm still new enough that I don't quite know the right questions to ask, or if the questions I'm trying to ask are even applicable. So, I wanted to outline my situation and some of my thoughts here and see if this great community could help direct my research. To start off, I purchased my ASIC hardware today, and I'm awaiting delivery. I managed to get a total of 13.2GH/s for less than $300, which seemed like a good buy. It's more MH/s per $ than the $350 USB device that butterfly labs was offering. I know that's pretty weak, but it's where I've decided to start. It's good enough for getting my feet wet. My first real question is regarding the network bandwidth requirements of an active mining setup. All of the online guides I have read have said absolutely nothing to this issue. Common sense would tell me that this is either a negligible concern or in some other way, so bluntly obvious that it doesn't bear mentioning. So at the risk of sounding dense, can anybody describe their situation in this area? I've got a 12Mb/s DSL connection, will that be a bottleneck issue or will it suffice? As I've come to understand, my next steps are to setup a wallet for the currency, join a user pool and setup a mining client. And it's these steps where my questions begin. The most popular choice among the webz for walltes was easily Bitcoin Armory, but the 6GB RAM requirement is a nonstarter for my current hardware setup. I understand that they are working to reduce that requirement and that, also, there are hardware wallet modules hitting the market soon. Until one of the two options becomes available, I'm looking at utilizing a third party, web based wallet. Any suggestions in that regard would be appreciated. But my first concern with a wallet is that I am very interested in mining cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin. I haven't been able to get an answer as to whether or not I will need an individual wallet for each unique currency I mine or if wallets generally support more than one currency type. Reading through a number of the beginner's guides found through google gave me the impression that installing a mining client and joining a mining pool were separate issues. But a thread I read here seemed to indicate that particular clients were tied to specific mining pools. Preferably, I'd prefer a client that would allow me to select a mining pool, as well as supporting mining for Bitcoin as well as multiple other cryptocurrencies. Is that a realistic expectation? If the tone of any of my questions suggest any broad misconceptions, I would appreciate a heads up. If anybody can link to some helpful literature on the subject, that would also be appreciated. Thanks for reading, and cheers for any help.
In honor of Monocle release, can we have p2pool lessons?
Alright Vertans. I've got a 2Mh/s rig that I need to bring to p2pool before Monocle is released, but I'm a freakin dentist and I'm amazed I was able to figure out mining to begin with. That being said, P2Pool still confuses me. I don't see a great guide in the VTC reddit on P2Pool.
What is an ideal latency (best I can get is 160 which is why I never joined initially)?
What is normal to see in cgminevertminer? For example: Accepted vs Rejected rates, and common lines that cgminer spits out at you: "Stratum from pool 0 requested work restart"
What significance in the version they're running on the server?
Do these p2pools have websites? Who the F*ck maintains these p2pools? How do I know when they've updated Monocle into their software?
Which p2pool is right for me? 1, 2, or 3?
Just another p2pool for the wordcloud :)
TIA all you Vertans. BTW I'm sitting in front of Cryptsy buying 4 figures of VTC in preparation for Monocle launch and scrypt ASICS. I don't have much knowledge in this stuff but it fascinates me. From the beginning I've always seen ASICS as a threat. I couldn't mine bitcoin because I couldn't afford it. What kind of "decentralization" is that? It's not.
So, DogeHouse is splitting - if you're looking for a new pool, try the P2Pool network
Hello fellow shibes ! You might have heard that DogeHouse (a very big pool, if not the biggest) is splitting into two separate pools. I am writing this post to suggest you an alternat--
What ?? Nobody told me that DogeHouse was closing ! What is going to happen to the Doge I stored there ?!
Well, that's not the point of this post, but don't worry - you can still hurry and do a manual payout here (Smiba said the accounts will stay available for 24h). You can also read more about the situation here. Also, don't store Dogecoins in a pool or exchange, unless you know what you're doing. Remember what happened to our Bitcoin friends with MtGox ? Yeah, we definitely don't want that to happen again with Dogecoin. Anyway, back to the point. If you were mining on DogeHouse, you don't want to choose between the two new pools, and you want to keep torturing your GPU mining, you might want to try P2Pool.
What the hell is a P2Pool ?
To put it simply, the P2Pool network is a decentralized mining pool, constituted of several nodes working together. This allows for better latency if you use a node hosted near your city or country. Also, if a node goes dark, only a portion of the overall network will be disabled - which means the Dogecoin network will suffer less than if a big pool like DogeHouse suddenly goes offline.
Yeah that's cool and all but why would I personally want to switch to a P2Pool ?
There are several benefits to using a P2Pool. I already explained the advantages of P2Pool for Dogecoin itself ; there are also bonuses on a more personal basis. First of all, you don't need to register an account at all ; you just pick a node and configure your miners with the node's hostname and your wallet adress. For instance :
That's all. You obviously will want to change the node (see below if you need to pick one) and the address (without the ). The password field is also completely indifferent, since no registration is needed. Secondly, if you were having latency problems with a previous pool, you may find increased performances with P2Pool (since you will want to choose a node closer to where you mine). Thirdly, the payouts are instantaneous and automatic ; you don't need to reach a fixed Doge threshold to have an automatic pay, and you don't need to pay an even more expensive fee to do a "manual payout". Your Doge will be transferred as soon as a block is mined. Also, the fees on the P2Pool nodes are usually a bit lower (through this will not significantly alter your earnings in itself). Last but not least, some shibes reported an increase in the Doge earned per day ; I can't exactly say how or why, if this is real, just luck or placebo effect, but this is certainly worth mentioning.
Yeah, right, that's too good to be true... There's got to be a hidden twist in there...
P2Pool does have some downsides, yes - for instance, if you choose a node far from where you live, you will probably have a high ping (the time needed to contact the node) and thus you might see that you earn less Dogecoin than expected. That's why you'll want to choose the nearest node. Also, if you have a really low hashrate (I've seen the value of 100 kH/s mentioned several times), P2Pool might not be for you, since it relies on high speed and frequent shares.
I'm convinced ! Where do I start ?
Great ! First, you'll want to pick the nearest node from where you mine, as said before : this little site will come in handy. Using the first node in the list is generally the best solution since it is the node which is the fastest to ping. If you're unsure, try to refresh (F5) several times and check if the results are coherent. Once you've got your pool, you just have to set your miner as seen before, with the correct host and Dogecoin address. And voilà, you're mining on the P2Pool network ! If you were accustomed to high-hashrate pools, you may have to wait a little more for your transfers - but don't worry, you should have biggest payouts to compensate. If you are totally new to mining, welcome ! Try playing with the -I and --gpu-fan parameters to mine faster. Also, don't let your GPU heat unchecked. 60-70°C is probably the maximum safe temperature if you don't know what you are doing (higher temps are fine with some tricks and risk-taking, but it's a whole other matter). You might also want to read this, although some points might not apply if you use P2Pool. That's all ! If you have any suggestions or corrections, don't hesitate to comment. You might also read more on P2Pools here and here.
[P2pool] How to make your own personal p2pool Node!
Tired of getting no block rewards and sending many dead shares? Need a p2pool node close to your miner? MAKE YOUR OWN! :D And, Yep, P2pools give 0.5% Rewards to block finders! Here's some info about p2ools: http://whatisp2pool.com/ The stronger the P2Pool network becomes the more resistant the digibyte network is to 51% attacks! Oh and, P2pools are DDOS proof! Now that's News! So if your node gets DDOS'd .. you dont lose your shares as the shares have been saved in the p2pool, its called the sharechain. So you get paid anyhow! Thanks to the p2pool network. and you ccan set your workers to another pool using the "--failover only" command in cgminer (if im not wrong) and get it back to work on the p2pool network! TL;DR; P2POOL = 1 Big fat network Decentrazlized pool! STEPS TO MAKE A P2POOL: Install Ubuntu server or Desktop if you want http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ or u can use a VPS (VirtualPrivateServer -- Link Below with coupon code) So Let's start off in the command line (Open Terminal.. and all you have to do is Cut, Copy Paste! ;) ) Start by updating and upgrading Ubuntu, you know you want the best ;)
git clone git://github.com/digibyte/DigiByteProject.git digibyte #renaming makes it easier ;) cd ~/digibyte/src mkdir obj make -f makefile.unix USE_UPNP=- sudo cp digibyted /usbin cd ~
After it has compiled try running 'digibyted'
If you get an error saying you need to make the digibyte.conf file, good! :) If it doesnt give you that error, make sure you followed the compiling steps appropriately. So, Lets create the conf file here...
cd .digibyte #edited from 'digibyted' .. fixed!! nano digibyte.conf
Paste the following, CHANGING THE USERNAME AND PASS!! make sure to take note of both, you'll need these later!
Press 'CTRL' + ' X', and then 'Y' to save when prompted
cd ~ ./digibyte/src/digibyted ./digibyte/src/digibyted getinfo
Make sure you check the latest block in the block chain or on your local DigiByte Wallets. This is to see how far your p2pool node has gotten! This is gonna take quite a while so lets CONTINUE! Let's get the p2pool software and frontend in! Install the p2pool dependencies!
Time to edit and customise the html code to personalise your p2pool's frontend. Feel free to change the p2pool name and if you're an advanced user, feel free to add your own frontend from git hub after removing the web-static folder. (OPTIONAL: by using rm -f -r web-static #in that directory. And then you can choose whichever frontend you want! by cloning it in the web-static folder) Editing the current frontend html!
cd .. cd web-static nano index.html
After personalising the page, i.e. changing the p2pool name and adding some info! Lets go back and check how far the block downloading has gotten! You can check this by typing this in the command line after going back to the root directory:
cd ~ ./digibyte/src/digibyted getinfo
This is gonna take a while so might as well check for updates again :P
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
After making sure that all the blocks have been synced locally! We're ready to run the p2pool node! Simply enter the string below in the command line, entering your USERNAME and PASS that you saved earlier!
If you want to charge a fee for your node add this to your string, adding your fee address!:
--fee 1.0 --address NEWDGBADDRESS
To see if the node is up and running enter this in the command line:
screen -x myp2pool
'CTRL' + 'A' + 'D' to close the terminal if you press 'CTRL' + 'C', it will terminate the p2pool program and you'll have to restart the pool by using the string above! Once, Everything is setup as planned! Check your p2pool node's ip Address by entering this into the command line:
inet addr: 192.168.1.1 #You'll see a line like this.
So, Your cgminer string should look something like this:
cgminer --scrypt -o 192.168.1.1:9022 -u DGBADDRESS -p x
And your p2pool WEB ADDRESS should look like this:
example: http://192.168.1.1:9022/ You can monitor your p2pool using that web address! Enjoy, your personal p2pool node!! :D If for whatever reason the server shuts off and you need to restart the p2pool node, you should run digibyted again and after it has synced successfully, just type in your p2pool string:
48 hours mining and still no payout from P2Pool? Am I doing something wrong?
So I am brand new to BTC mining, this is my first attempt. I recently purchased three Bitmain U1 antminers to mine on my home PC. After installing drivers, using correct version of CGminer, and picking a pool (I had read about GHash.io being able to 51% and thought it better for the future of BTC if I didn't give it any more power), I was ready to go. I first started a little bit over 48 hours ago, mined for a few hours before my computer went to sleep on me and I had to restart. So I now have been mining 36 hours straight. I haven't received any payout from P2Pool even though there has been several payouts while I have been mining. Is there a minimum payout for P2Pool? I know whatever I mined can't have been that much, with only about 4.6 GH/s hashing power. Or am I doing something wrong? I don't know how to write the commands for CGminer in notepad, so every time I restart CGminer, I have to input everything including my bitcoin address (username) manually. I use multibit, do I need to use bitcoin.qt?
I don't know what I'm doing, but I'm doing it! (Brand new to bitcoin mining!)
Hello fellow miners! I recently compiled cgminer on my Xubuntu machine, and am GPU mining with a GTX 260 at approximately 50 Mhashes/s. Awesome! But, I don't really know what this means! I'm using a public p2pool with a 0.5% fee, and I have a wallet set up with an address at blockchain. I have a few beginner questions!
At 50 Mhashes per second, how long until I see even 0.01 bitcoins? I'm not looking to get rich, just to have a little fun and see that number go up!
When do the transactions into my wallet occur? Daily? Do I have to finish an entire "chunk", like [email protected]?
Is there any indication in the cgminer display pane for how many transactions (blocks?) I'm completing, and how that translates into bitcoins?
The bitcoins that I earn from mining - who is paying me? The guy hosting the server? Or the people transferring funds, paying transaction fees?
Sorry for the obvious questions, I couldn't find an FAQ here and other resources I've looked for are a little over my head!
7970 mining at a good speed, but i'm not seeing alot of accepted shares
I moved all of my bitcoin miners over to litecoin when my bfl rigs came in. The 7970 is mining at just under 700, but i'm not seeing a lot of accepted shares. This is what I see I'm using these flags: cgminer --scrypt -o http://p2pool.org:9327 -u xxx -p xxx -I 13 -g 2 -w 256 --thread-concurrency 8192 --gpu-powertune 20 Is this normal? Coming from btc i'm used to seeing a long pour of accepted shares with a splash of work update requests. Side question: I used to be able to force a framerate on the gpu when mining btc, can I do that with cgminer? I can't even use my mining rig unless i'm RDP'd into it and use the rdp vid drivers. EDIT: p2pool was my problem, i switched to hashfaster and am doing much better.
I present to you my journey with Bitcoin mining. About 2 or so years ago a somewhat-more-nerdy-than-me buddy of mine ropes me in to Bitcoins. I installed the client in a few places and let them CPU solo mine for a while. After a few weeks of nothing, I got bored and forgot about it. Then in March this year, I jumped on the bandwagon again (all the while kicking myself for not sticking to it). This time, I figured out BAMT, played on deepbit for a while, learned enough linux to make p2pool run, and generally tweeked with configs in cgminer to make my GPU miners hum (and overheat). Around April, I got suckered in by the BFL pitch and ordered a couple Jalepeno's. After "burning in" my stuff for a good 6 months, I guess they felt guilty and decided to ship them to me. So now I've got these things hooked up to a laptop and the 10GH/s looks awesome after GPU minng (4 GPU's @ 750MH/s ea). The pool rewards tell a different story however (~.002/day). I've purchased a r-pi and plan to see how that'll play out with the ASIC's. The GPU's have been re-tasked to LTC mining. We'll see how that goes. I've come to the conclusion that while the steady and predictable payout of a BTC pool is smart, I'd like to play the lottery and just let my BFL's solo mine for a bit. I mean, how awesome would it be to check it one day and see the line "Found block for pool 0!". Then again, the number of natural 20's I've rolled over the years is shockingly low. Still fun to dream. I imagine I'll return to the pool eventually with my head hung low mumbling "stupid blockchain" TL;DR - mined bitcoins with different tech over time.
There are lots of nice communities on IRC with rooms for discussing various topics and people giving free support for problems
You can access the Freenode IRC channel through your web browser here: http://webchat.freenode.net/ Channels begin with # and you can specify multiple ones using a , between them. i.e #bitcoin, #electrum, #coinbase
Hello to all ! We'd like to share a link to our P2Pool which boasts a 0% fee all summer, a display of the underlying wallet version infos, is hosted in France and open to anyone. Getting Started Point your miners to : URL : btc.nicepool.net:8222 Username : Your Bitcoin Address Password : (anything) e.g x
Example : cgminer -o btc.nicepool.net:8222 -u Your_BTC_Address -p X
New P2Pool @ p2pool.soul-dev.com. Hosted in OVH Canada - Active / Passive High Availability. 0 Fees Always!
Hello and good morning / afternoon. As an avid bitcoiner with resources to spare, I would like to share a new P2Pool node that is now available. This cluster (active / passive) is hosted at OVH in Canada which provides low latency connections to the Americas. I am planning on changing the site homepage to a Drupal site in the near future, along with a discussion forum (at this time, it is just displaying the active node statistics). I will also be adding other cryptocurrencies in the future as well (feel free to post which ones should have priority). I will be providing this service for the foreseeable future, and it will always be 100% free for miners. There will NEVER be any fees on this node. If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask! Getting Started Point your miners to; URL: p2pool.soul-dev.com:9332 Username: Your Bitcoin Address Password: (anything) e.g "X"
I am trying mining for the first time with litecoin (my bitcoin mining experience is also near nil) and I was wondering what unit cgminer is reporting for my hashrate because I am confused... It says 23.70M/23.56Mh/s. From my small understanding of litecoin this would be extremely fast, no? This is impossible though because my graphics card is ancient and terrible. I hear about hashrates for most video cards being in the Kh/s range, not Mh/s. Is this some unit such as "micro-hash" or "milli-hash per second" instead of megahash per second? Also, I am starting my mining experiment through p2pool.org, about how many days would I have to wait at that hashrate to get one share? edit: actually after not waiting more than 10 min I noticed that cgminer says "best share: 4". So Ive mined atleast one share?
Hello i am new here and this is my first post. So please don't hesitate to say if i have put this topic in wrong place or formated it wrong. So i recently to get in to bitcoins and alternative cryptocurrencies and i thought i might give VertCoin a shoot. I have mined some coins before as bitcoin, FlutterCoin and DogeCoin. Just for fun and not for profit ^ I used Cudaminer beacuse i have A nVidia graphic card. As usual i downloaded the wallet and registered to a pool this https://vtcpool.co.uk/index.php I did as the instruction said and setup the url and pass and so on ... "To get started, point your miner at stratrum+tcp://p2pool.vtcpool.co.uk:9171 with your username set to your VTC address and any password." But i thought it was wierd to use your VTC adress as username. I have never seen before that you should use your wallet adress as username. But i thought what ever i am just noob and followed the instructions.I saw that the pages said i should use cGminer but for nVidia user Cudaminer is better so i just adjusted the code so it worked on CudaMiner. Code looks like this cudaminer.exe -o stratum+tcp://p2pool.vtcpool.co.uk:9171 -O VbcqKse4rxU5FTsZNaxLsV8ht421WurSB3:123 I know it is not anything fancy but i am new here so whatever. However when i use this in the run.bat i get crazy amount of shares like 20 "good" shares in 10 seconds. Think i got like 4000 shares in 10 hours is this normal in VertCoin? i have a Geforce 550 ti graphic card. My question is am i doing it right? When do i get my VertCoins? I have also read that only cgMiner can mine Vertcoins, but then how can my CudaMiner work? I would be very happy if i could get some anwsears. Source: http://p2pool.vtcpool.co.uk:9171/static/
Back in the mining business: I have some questions.
I haven't mined bitcoins in a while because my rig was broken, which didn't really matter because I was making like 0$ profit per day at the time (Before the drop to 25BTC reward). Now that mining is profitable once again I decided to fix the rig and fire up my GPUs. Now I have a few questions:
Is it worth mining on p2pool? I know it's good for the bitcoin network and decentralization, but if I make like 10%-20% less profit than on a centralized pool I'm not sure I want that.
I haven't used cgminer in the past. I really like it, but I'm not sure how to get the best performance out of my sapphire 6950s. Does anyone here have 6950s? What is the best cgminer config for these cards? They are watercooled, and I honestly don't care if they are still working in a few month, so I'm all for overclocking and almost-overheating them.
What hashrate do you get from your 6950s?
EDIT: Forgot a question:
Never heard of PPLNS before. What do you recommend, PPLNS or PPS?
Any help is greatly appreciated! PS: It feels so good to be back in the mining business. Once again I am generating money by heating my appartment. I'm really exited!
Myself and some of my buddies are starting our own tiny pool that I plan on setting up through p2pool. Not a whole lot, just more of an experiment currently. We're running BitMinter currently and are all assigning our 'workers' under the same address, but are looking to switch, since I believe it might be more beneficial for us to participate in a smaller pool (or so I think - we'll find out.) I just want to be certain that I set this up properly so that we are receiving our bitcoins appropriately: Currently, I have run_p2pool.exe running on my desktop (192.168.1.149), with the default ports. Current parameters:
I am running cgminer.exe on my laptop with the following parameters:
In order for my friends to act as 'workers,' would they just need to run cgminer.exe with the associated parameters above? (Regardless of the networking aspect - no problems there) Or do they also need to run p2pool.exe on their own machines (meaning they would have to run the Bitcoin client themselves, along with downloading the entire block chain like I had to)? Given the above, will all of our MH/s work be contributed to the same address/wallet? Or, is there any way for me to find out explicitly what address my work is being 'paid' to? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you. P.S. I am going to be using my desktop as my main worker, not my laptop - currently set up backwards because I started out on my PC first :)
The other communication is for checking the payout address is OK, and publishing newly found blocks to the bitcoin network. Store and track p2pool shares. We need to track what shares have been published by us and other users. We need this as to calculate the block generation transaction we need to know who created the previous 8640 shares (fewer if blocks being created in less than 8 hours ... Bitcoin Mining with p2pool and cgminer on ubuntu. Doing bitcoin mining with p2pool lets you get incomes as stable as other pools, while avoiding some problems of centralized pools like deepbit and bitminter. p2pool advantages : You do not have to trust the owner of a pool for you to pay your Bitcoins honestly. You are protected from DDoS attacks against the pool. You participate to prevent any ... F2Pool is a geographically distributed mining pool, helping miners all over the globe secure Bitcoin and 40+ Proof–of–Work networks since 2013. What is P2Pool? P2Pool is a decentralized Bitcoin mining pool that works by creating a peer-to-peer network of miner nodes.. As opposed to usual pools, P2Pool helps to secure Bitcoin against double-spending and 51% attacks. P2Pool's initial setup requires a little more effort but provides equivalent payouts with a higher variance and no need for trust in a pool operator. The Bitcoin.com mining pool has the lowest share reject rate (0.15%) we've ever seen. Other pools have over 0.30% rejected shares. Furthermore, the Bitcoin.com pool has a super responsive and reliable support team.
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