I am trying to do solo mining with bfgminer but it does not seems to be working

./bfgminer --url --user test --pass test

On bitcoind logs I can see the request logs

2018-05-14T10:36:25Z Received a POST request for / from

2018-05-14T10:36:25Z ThreadRPCServer method=getwork user=test

2018-05-14T10:36:57Z Received a POST request for / from

2018-05-14T10:36:57Z ThreadRPCServer method=getblocktemplate user=test

2018-05-14T10:36:57Z Received a POST request for / from

2018-05-14T10:36:57Z ThreadRPCServer method=getwork user=test

On bfgMiner I can see the following messages

[2018-05-14 16:10:49] No servers were found that could be used to get work from.

[2018-05-14 16:10:49] Please check the details from the list below of the servers you have input

[2018-05-14 16:10:49] Most likely you have input the wrong URL, forgotten to add a port, or have not set up workers

[2018-05-14 16:10:17] Pool: 0 URL: User: test Password: test

[2018-05-14 16:10:17] Pool: 1 URL: http://localhost:8332/#getcbaddr#allblocks User: test Password: test

Any help

2 Answers 2


The error messages you see are exactly what you get if you just start bitcoind without any proper configuration.

Did you make sure

  • you started your bitcoind with the -server flag at all? Only that will prepare your bitcoin node to allow connections from external workers such as bfgminer.
  • you waited for it to sync with the network? That can take up to some hours
  • This seems to be a good answer. However, please add some details, one-sentence answers are not well-received here.
    – MCCCS
    May 17, 2018 at 15:43

first if your url is not on a mining server your not going to be able to mine (and probabalistically there may be a way but anyway). it would look closer to -o stratum+tcp://emc2.suprnova.cc:3366 and the should be an API address not the url. second, for everyone who is looking for help with BFGMINER if you do not: export GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT=100 export GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS=1

then it probabalistically will not work as well. The export commands sync bfgminer immediatly to my gpu: ASUS GTX 1080 and starts hashing around 900 k/hs.

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