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April 12, 2013, 02:12:16 PM

Myself and some of my buddies are starting our own tiny pool that I plan on setting up through p2pool. Not a whole lot, just more of an experiment currently. We're running BitMinter currently and are all assigning our 'workers' under the same address, but are looking to switch, since I believe it might be more beneficial for us to participate in a smaller pool (or so I think - we'll find out.)

I just want to be certain that I set this up properly so that we are receiving our bitcoins appropriately:

Currently, I have run_p2pool.exe running on my desktop (, with the default ports.
Current parameters:

-a 1GgYw8mTRcLVzYnqWiqkSK6DAWF34jDzA7

I am running cgminer.exe on my laptop with the following parameters:

-o -u <username> -p <password>

bitcoin.conf entries:
rpcuser=<Same Username as above>
rpcpassword=<Same Password as above>

In order for my friends to act as 'workers,' would they just need to run cgminer.exe with the same user and pass as above for CGMiner? Or do they also need to run p2pool.exe on their own machines (meaning they would have to run the Bitcoin client themselves, along with downloading the entire block chain like I had to)? Do they need the bitcoin.conf on their computers also? Or is that explicitly for p2pool.exe/Bitcoin.exe?

Given the above, will all of our MH/s work be contributed to the same address/wallet? Or, is there any way for me to find out explicitly what address my work is being 'paid' to? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

P.S. I am going to be using my desktop as my main worker, not my laptop - currently set up backwards because I started out on my PC first Smiley Also, this will be done over a VPN, so the private IP is not a problem.

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April 13, 2013, 03:29:43 PM

p2pool works of your bitcoin address as the username  and password dont matter

if you if want all the coins to go to 1GgYw8mTRcLVzYnqWiqkSK6DAWF34jDzA7 then thay would all use that as there username and anythink as the password and the money will go there is a local IP witch is fine for any one on your lan but if you frends are not on the same lan thay will need to use your public IP so you would need to find out what your public IP is and make shore 9332 port is port forwooded

"F:\P2Pool\run_p2pool.exe" --give-author 0 --address Lf9zaCGRSHLJ4qgBisswmb5tFkHPf3Y46T --net bitcoin whatever sumthingnoonewillgess


never tell any one your rpcuser or rpcpassword can be used to steal all your coins

-o -u Lf9zaCGRSHLJ4qgBisswmb5tFkHPf3Y46T  -p 123

now when your frends mine with you thay can use your address and the money will go to you or thay can use there own address and the money thay make will go to them

how ever long as your honnest and thay all mine the same speed you can can devide the coins evenly sending all the coins to 1 place may work out nice becos you could save a bit of coin on the trazaction fees but its a lot better if thay all mine under there own address

any way have fun

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February 20, 2014, 07:00:34 AM

to find out what your public IP is

There is a similar ip search site called to check our External ip address. Here it display IP address, ISP, Location, Country and so on,...

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