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April 03, 2013, 04:52:41 AM


I'm new to both Bitcoin and mining. I set up a combination of Bitcoin 0.8.1, P2Pool and GUIminer, all latest versions.

Bitcoin-qt.exe - has downloaded all ~7.5GB of hashes and I have an active wallet. It is running in server mode with a set user and password. It reports a steady 8-10 active connections and keeps adding new blocks every few minutes.

run_p2pool.exe - is reporting success in connecting to Bitcoin with the aformentioned user and password. The connection, to the best of my understanding, is successful, and run_p2pool begins showing negotiations with other clients. The p2p connection port is custom and forwarded, and external port checking websites indeed confirm that the port is working. P2Pool is reporting that it's found and bound to my BTC account, and is reporting the correct ID, the same that Bitcoin is reporting.

GUIminer/Poclbm - is connecting to P2pool's rpc at, and I believe it successfully manages to do so, it throws an error about mismatching user/pass(Poclbm is using generic user/pass to connect to run_p2pool) but then proceeds with hashing. It reports a hash of roughly 200Mhash/s and the graphics card's fan and GPU temp increase significantly, indicating a successful mining.

So as described above, everything seems okay. Bitcoin's all done catching up and waiting, P2Pool correctly connects to it and identifies my account, and Poclbm manages to connect to P2Pool and starts hashing. So where's the problem? Well, I let this run all night, and when I was up it was still running all the same. However, is reporting the following:

Local rate: 0.00H/s (NaN% DOA) Expected time to share: NaN hours
Shares: 0 total (0 orphaned, 0 dead) Efficiency: Huh

I then go to the graphs page, where the graphs show pool rate and traffic rate for the hours it's been running, but everything under local rate, shares, and payout, is completely empty. It worries me that P2Pool isn't catching my mining at all! Could someone please clarify? Thank you.

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April 03, 2013, 10:23:07 PM

You need to change to

p2pool does not like guiminer. so you'll need to switch.

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