I am wondering why cgminer is not accepting dns instead of IP addresses

I need to allow a server by it's dns...is it possible?

  • Please clarify, as I do not understand how you would use domain name servers for this. Do you mean you would like to use a domain (e.g. example.com) to connect? – Mark Jan 31 '14 at 14:34
  • I would like to use a DNS in the --api-allow command and not IP, so i can control my machine with my dynamic ip address of my other machine, i have set up a noip.com dynamic dns, but the --api-allow don't work for some reason if it's not getting an IP – Royi Mindel Feb 1 '14 at 8:15
  • It's probably a bad idea anyway, since then anyone who compromised your noip account (or any crooked noip sysadmin) could point your domain to themself and then take control of your miner. – Nate Eldredge Aug 30 '14 at 5:32

cgminer accepts domain names for me, It's all I have used, never have I used an IP. I would check and make sure your URI is correct if DNS is working for you in your web browser and such.

Here is an example of a URI for stratum stratum+tcp://[serveraddress/domain]:[port]

The cgminer command would be: ./cgminer -o stratum+tcp://[serveraddress/domain]:[port] -u [username] -p [password]

If you want to test it on another pool, try this command below and try mining a couple shares on Eligius, there's no registration, just use your btc address as username and "x" for password cgminer -o stratum+tcp://stratum.mining.eligius.st:3334 -u YourBitcoinAddress -p x

Maybe you could copy and paste some of the error messages you were getting to help further diagnose this?

  • it's working fine with DNS's in the pool config, i am talking about the --api-allow command – Royi Mindel Feb 1 '14 at 8:13

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