P2Pool is a distributed bitcoin mining pool. With p2pool, each miner runs a p2pool node and these nodes form a peer to peer network amongst themselves similar to how bitcoin, itself, does.

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How do I make p2pool accessible from outside my network?

I want my pool to be accessible from the public, i have forwarded port 9332 and 9333 on both udp/tcp, and its still not possible, and the system firewall is open for that, for example i cant access ...
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Will your shares be lost if you restart p2pool before the payout?

Will your shares be lost if you restart p2pool before payout, or is there a way to change the pool setting without takng it down? I'm not sure about the wallet address and I want to change it.
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p2pool not showing hashrate

so i wanted to test these for somewhat educational purposes and maybe make some profit along (highly unlikely), I have downloaded bitcoin core, and synced it completly, started a local p2pool pool, ...
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P2Pool Hardfork 14.0 where and when is it decided?

I have read on here that hardforks are a point where the pool with the biggest stick gets to decide which course the blockchain will take. Has the hardfork only just begun? When is the fork ultimately ...
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Why P2Pool fails to attract more users and other pools surpassed it?

Some people say that mining pool are going to violate the distributed principle of Bitcoin and make it more centralize. So why totally distributed pools such as P2Pool have not attract more users? I ...
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Embedding P2Pool technology in Bitcoin Core

As far as I understand, P2Pool is a way to decentralize mining. I don't know all the details, but it allows to distribute the mining rewards by the parties involved, fairly and without a centralized ...
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P2Pool Node Latency

Just wondering what I can do to reduce the latency of my node. I have periods of .4s latency and it slowly drifts upwards. This seems to be a trend as the latency has been rising steadily. It doesn't ...
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Who pays me when pool mining?

When I pool mine, do my payments come from the pool operator's personal account? From the pool's wallet? Or from somewhere else? When using P2Pool, the payments appear in bitcoin-qt as though I had ...
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BItcoind/P2Pool What am I doing wrong?

I am running latest bitcoind and p2pool releases (default port settings) on Fedora 21 with ports open for 3332-3333, 8332-8333, and 9332-9333. Everything appears to be well when connecting to the BC ...
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P2Pool error: p2pool.util.jsonrpc.NarrowError: -12345 p2pool is downloading shares

I have compiled p2pool multiple times (without noticeable errors) in Fedora 18 and started processing. Everything looks good until a miner (Antminer S5) tries to connect (using wallet address and ...
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Best p2pool software

I'm pretty new to Bitcoin. This will be my second question at this site and I'll try to make it less verbose than the first while still containing what seems to be important detail. I'm still in the ...
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Do P2Pool nodes always accept real blocks over share blocks?

The standard rule in bitcoin is that if you see two blocks on a chain that has the same work, you accept the one that you saw first as the correct one. If this extended to P2Pool chains, some nodes ...
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Can someone explain in detail how p2pool payout works?

From reading the wiki on https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/P2Pool#Donating_to_P2Pool_miners I got the impression that the pool members included each of the share payments directly in the coinbase generation ...
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P2Pool still worth mining?

Folks, I've been mining with a locally setup p2pool setup using bitcoind v0.9.0rc1-beta, p2pool version 13.4-14-g7aa75ce-dirty and bfgminer on another host. Been mining for about 7 months with 6GH ...
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p2pool manual difficulty

I'd like to experiment with different minimum difficulty settings for my p2pool miners to see if I can get more shares per block. Does anyone have a formula or any recommendations for a minimum ...
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how to config p2pool so that it can connect to bitcoind wiht HTTPS?

Now I have installed bitcoin with config rpcssl=1, and I have tested the connection with a java application. Everything seemed OK. Then I installed p2pool, and tried to connect to bitcoind (python2.7 ...
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When do P2Pool Node Fees get paid?

I have set up a node and been running for a few days now and a couple of payments have gone out form it which is good. These payments are going to a coinbase wallet and there is a local wallet ...
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P2pool Crashing after a few minutes [closed]

This start today I have reboot the server etc. but doesn't seem to have helped. Basically it will work for a while then I get a long list of request parent share items. then the process crashes ...
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How long should I expect to wait for payout on p2pool

Basically, I have 20 GH/s running on p2pool I've had no pay out for about 4 days which seems a long time. The time to share is also 110 hours and stays at 110 hours. It never drops and so am getting ...
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How does bitcoind find p2p hosts? [duplicate]

I read the bitcoin references but I can't find a description regarding how bitcoin clients find other host in the p2p network. Would you please tell me?
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Why is everyone encouraging the use of P2Pool as the answer to the 51% problem?

As I understand, P2Pool has some problems, since it's just a separate blockchain with a shorter time between blocks, small miners still have more variance, and, hypothetically, if the time between ...
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p2pool merged mining

I installed p2pool on my server for triple merged mining - VTC, MON, PLX. Server is running smoothly, but I don'know how to setup my addreses in miner. I have read that you can add for example MON ...
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What happens to a p2pool payment with an invalid bitcoin address as the username?

I run a p2pool node (http://blisterpool.com) and someone just connected with an invalid bitcoin address. They have significant hashpower, and have already started generating p2pool shares...but their ...
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How to calculate the minum recommended hashrate for p2pool network?

I'm trying to add the current minimum required hashrate for miners on my p2pool frontend. I've seen such calculation for the litecoin network here. For litecoin with quite a high p2pool rate and a ...
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For maximum mining performance, is it better to minimize latency from the mining rigs to the p2pool server, or from the p2pool server to the Internet?

I'm setting up a p2pool server to mine Scrypt-based coins on. Mostly just for myself, but occasionally some friends will jump in. I'll mostly be mining newer coins with very low difficulties. I'm ...
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P2Pool twisted error

I need some help to install and configure p2pool. I run a Debian 7 installed bitcoin and litecoin (getinfo ok) firewall with open port 3332 3333 8332 8333 9332 9327 9333 9338 installed p2pool and run ...
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p2pool inbound connections

I am trying to get inbound connections on my p2pool instance. I currently have 6 outbound connections and the pool is working fine, but I would like to have more connections (might help get a few less ...
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Can I run a miner on the same computer as a P2Pool node?

I have a P2Pool node running as a VM on my computer. When I tried to mine on the locally hosted node, the console for the miner was spammed with accepted shares. When I connect to a remote node, ...
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How does the “failover” setting in cgminer work?

I have been messing with a p2pool which I like (no fee) but has latency about every week causing the miner to stop mining altogether. I would like to employ some kind of failover strategy so that the ...
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Where to find P2pool networks.py settings for altcoins?

Is there a forum post or website where all the altcoin networks.py settings are being shared? I can see the P2pool forks on Github where people commit their own networks.py settings back to their own ...
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How do I set up a fee for my p2pool node?

I'm running a p2pool node for dogecoin. Since running the node costs me some money, I set up a small fee with ./run_p2pool.py --give-author 0 --net dogecoin -f 0.5 -a DSomeDogeAddressIOwn DOGEUSER ...
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Not getting merged mined coins on p2pool

I have been able to mine successfully on my bitcoin p2pool. I set up merge mining according to the guide found here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=62842.0 and everything seems to be running ...
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P2Pool for Dogecoin error - too many open files

I'm running a private p2pool instance mining for Dogecoin. Both the Dogecoin client (equivalent of bitcoind) and p2pool run on the same server. After some time, between half an hour and days, the pool ...
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How to find a list of all nodes in a p2pool network?

I'm running a p2pool node for cachecoin and see there are more users and hashrate in the overall p2pool network than from the known nodes. Is there a way to get a list of the connected nodes somehow, ...
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how to setup p2pool for dogecoin?

I try use --net 'dogecoin',but display errors:invalid choice: 'dogecoin',How should I do to make p2pool join dogecoin Network
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What are the pros and cons of P2P mining pools?

I've heard P2P mining pools are the answer to the current threat of mining pools controlling 51% of Bitcoin's hashing power. Is this true or not true? Does anyone have a supporting or critical ...
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Should p2pool submit all shares?

I setup p2pool for Dogecoin. It seems to work fine, only it submits every single share to the Dogecoin client. The client naturally rejects blocks with insufficient PoW. Is this how it should work? ...
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Why can not use an exchange address for p2p mining?

Most p2p mines (like this one) have the following norm: "Don't use an exchange address!" I am mining alt cryptocurrencies but I do not have a real interest in maintaining a separate wallet for every ...
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What's the proper way to scale p2pool?

At the moment I have ONE linux server acting as the "APP" server for bitcoind/p2pool applications and another linux server with nginx proxying web traffic from the APP server, while behind CloudFlare. ...
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p2pool passwords

I think I have cgminer configured and I want to connect to a mining pool. I have created a .sh file with the following text: export DISPLAY=:0 export GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT=100 export ...
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How does mining work

I have a basic question on mining. How does it work? For example, if I use my computer to mine coins such as litecoins, do those coins go straight into my offline wallet? Or must I be connected to ...
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p2pool no payment since 60 hours

i installed a yacoind and yacoin-p2pool on my server and starting mining yacoin with other people, since 60 hours of non-stop mining no one in the pool got a payment and people started to complain! i ...
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should I setup a pool or join one?

Should I setup a new mining pool for litecoin, or join another one ? It seems like creating a pool with p2pool, I can keep fee's in my wallet... But is it effective ? Or staying in a crowded pool will ...
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How do I communicate with the BTC network? [closed]

Some background: I'm looking into making my own miner. Even though there's some documentation out there, I find it hard to do without looking into loads of existing code, and while I do that, I prefer ...
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p2pool: Is it setup correctly? “???” in efficiency

I have configured p2pool, bitcoind and bfgminer for mining, and everything appears to be working normally (i.e., no errors are reported). However, I've been mining for over three days already at ...
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How to find out a p2pool's node fee/donation setting?

I'm mining LTC on a public p2pool node. The owner says there is a fee of 1%. Is there any way to verify this is true for me as a miner?
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Why am I getting payouts from 6 blocks with only 1 share found with a LTC P2Pool pool?

I was mining in a LTC P2Pool pool and found a share. As I understand it, if the conditions outlined in this answer would have been satisfied, I should have received a payout from the next block found ...
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Why is my p2pool share not payed out?

I'm mining Litecoins in the q30.qhor.net P2Pool node at a current rate of around 75 kH/s. I've been reading that decentralized p2pool mining differs a bit from centralized mining pools, e.g. that you ...
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How to change donation address of p2pool

I am working on the fork of p2pool to a new coin, and it seems that the donation script in the original could only accept BTC, etc. How to change this script to a new address? It looks like something ...
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What does “peer sent transaction already received” mean?

This is my output from p2pool. 2013-07-10 16:06:29.543000 P2Pool: 17383 shares in chain (17388 verified/17388 total) Peers: 11 (5 incoming) 2013-07-10 16:06:29.544000 Local: 0H/s in last 0.0 ...