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March 24, 2013, 06:21:30 PM
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Some sent me the following email. Is it an attack on LTC?

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Hello,

I'm sending to you, because I hope you'd be interested.

I want to create a litecoin mining pool that would stress test the litecoin network. For now, it would attempt to permanently store data on their blockchain. Litecoin is vulnerable to this, because they do 1 MB blocks each 2.5 minutes with somewhat low difficulty.

Blockchain based networks suffer from having to permanently store data. Services that offer backup space on the blockchain will appear eventually. They can work, because they externalize the costs to the whole network, while taking the profits to themselves. By having the problem demonstrated now, the community can find solutions faster.

I don't have the pool frontend done yet, but I would welcome everyone who can donate some litecoin hashing speed to get the concept tested and help get me started.



If you'd like to donate some CPU power, please:

Download cpuminer from https://github.com/pooler/cpuminer
Miner thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=55038.0
Binaries for Windows:
https://github.com/downloads/pooler/cpuminer/pooler-cpuminer-2.2.3-win32.zip (32-bit)
https://github.com/downloads/pooler/cpuminer/pooler-cpuminer-2.2.2-win64.zip  (64-bit)
Binaries for Linux:
https://github.com/downloads/pooler/cpuminer/pooler-cpuminer-2.2.3-linux-x86.tar.gz (x86)
https://github.com/downloads/pooler/cpuminer/pooler-cpuminer-2.2.3-linux-x86_64.tar.gz  (x86-64)
Binaries for Mac OS X: (courtesy of shawnp0wers and phraust)
https://github.com/downloads/pooler/cpuminer/pooler-cpuminer-2.1.2-osx32.zip (32-bit, outdated)
https://github.com/downloads/pooler/cpuminer/pooler-cpuminer-2.2.2-osx64.zip (64-bit)


Create config file cfg.json with contents:

{
    "url" : "http://78.63.237.16:8341/",
    "user" : "xxxxxx",
    "pass" : "xxxxxx",
    "quiet" : true,

    "threads" : "2"
}


Edit the number of threads.

Run miner with:
./minerd --config=cfg.json
or
minerd --config=cfg.json


Your thoughts on this are very welcome!

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March 24, 2013, 06:23:37 PM
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'Please direct your miners to this account so I can make free money stress test the LTC network'  Grin

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March 24, 2013, 06:25:02 PM
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What was the username?

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March 24, 2013, 06:59:05 PM
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No, it's free kh/s for someone

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March 24, 2013, 11:59:07 PM
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I wouldnt download a damn thing from that person. lol

next thing your LTC wallet is empty.

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March 25, 2013, 12:06:13 AM
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I wouldnt download a damn thing from that person. lol

next thing your LTC wallet is empty.
Pretty sure that's the main github repo he's linking to; it's the pool that matters - if he can get people to "donate" compute to him...

BEWARE:  NOTROLL.IN POOL MAY STEAL YOUR GENERATED LTC
Original thread starts here:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=92716.msg1782471#msg1782471
Theft discussion thread is here:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=172667.0
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March 25, 2013, 12:14:42 AM
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It's not an attack, it's an attempt to steal your hashing power.

If someone wants to bloat the block-chain they DON'T need mining power to do it - they just need LTC to pay all the transaction fees.  Look at how many transactions S.DICE sends to fill the BTC block-chain : do THEY mine?

Ignore it - it's just another pathetic little scammer.
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March 25, 2013, 02:11:49 AM
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email came from prattler:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=30956

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March 25, 2013, 04:22:42 AM
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Hmm i'd be very careful.

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March 25, 2013, 05:54:42 AM
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share the headers of the mail you got (all the info you can get from there(IP, mail))
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March 25, 2013, 06:20:44 AM
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I wouldnt download a damn thing from that person. lol

next thing your LTC wallet is empty.

He's linking to the main Git repo, so there's no risk in him stealing your coins. That said, he is probably just 'stealing' your cpu time.

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