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Author Topic: [1050 TH] BitMinter.com [1% PPLNS,Pays TxFees +MergedMining,Stratum,GBT,vardiff]  (Read 834510 times)
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June 20, 2013, 02:56:54 PM
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Thank you.

I was asking that because it is the first time I notice 2 consecutive blocks with 90+ CdF.

the worst part is that CDF never reaches 100%  Smiley And it can take a long time and stay on 99% but we will go over it for sure. Good times are coming!

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June 20, 2013, 02:58:47 PM
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Not a problem, Vince.

Just for my own curiousity I was just looking at EclipseMC's (similar pool size as BitMinter) block stats and see that less than 2 weeks ago they had a string of 4 blocks where 3 of them were 99.3%, 95.5%, and 94%. That was a bad week, but guess what: they also had a string of 4 blocks where 3 of them were 0.1%, 0.5%, and 3% to balance it out.

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June 20, 2013, 04:44:14 PM
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Thank you.

I was asking that because it is the first time I notice 2 consecutive blocks with 90+ CdF.

If the pool had 30TH you wouldn't notice a 90+cdf block.....  You also would probably be making waaaaaaay less per block 8-)
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June 20, 2013, 10:27:33 PM
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1. If the attacks are coming from known IP address - rangers you can easy filter them out on 8.8.8.8 With zero CPU/Network load to your Server 8.8.4.4. I am not aware of the attacks details but believe me Empty Linux box doing nothing just natting one IP can filter a lot  Cheesy  
2. You can use Connection iptables limit - i am not aware if it is a good or bad idea since some miners can be affected also
3. And other fancy stuff Wink

We're not running out of CPU here, but bandwidth. One scrubbing server will just get knocked off the net, same as the mining server itself did.

I could perhaps set up multiple 10 Gbps servers to scrub traffic, at a data center with very high bandwidth and where they don't blackhole (nullroute) you when you get DDoSed. I don't know a good place for that, nor if it can be done for a reasonable price. I think for now Black Lotus is a good choice.

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June 20, 2013, 10:35:44 PM
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@DrHaribo,
I would like to personally thank you for all of the hard work that you have been putting in for us.

Your pool is by far the best and easiest to use and I mention it every chance that I can.

Just know that all of your hard work is paying off

So...

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June 20, 2013, 11:21:25 PM
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fyi I'm not able to reach my miners at the moment.  assuming they are still running, they are probably pointing at the old server.  another 24hours or so I'll be able to check them and fix them.

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June 21, 2013, 05:36:28 AM
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Hi Doc'

That s good news for the black lotus protection. When will that be effective exactly ?

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June 21, 2013, 06:00:43 AM
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It seems it's already effective, isn't it ?

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June 21, 2013, 07:03:38 AM
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1. If the attacks are coming from known IP address - rangers you can easy filter them out on 8.8.8.8 With zero CPU/Network load to your Server 8.8.4.4. I am not aware of the attacks details but believe me Empty Linux box doing nothing just natting one IP can filter a lot  Cheesy  
2. You can use Connection iptables limit - i am not aware if it is a good or bad idea since some miners can be affected also
3. And other fancy stuff Wink

We're not running out of CPU here, but bandwidth. One scrubbing server will just get knocked off the net, same as the mining server itself did.

I could perhaps set up multiple 10 Gbps servers to scrub traffic, at a data center with very high bandwidth and where they don't blackhole (nullroute) you when you get DDoSed. I don't know a good place for that, nor if it can be done for a reasonable price. I think for now Black Lotus is a good choice.

Doc,

In my opinion Black Lotus will not be able to guard your network (bandwidth) usage in case you are victim to UDP due to protocol nature itself. UDP attacks can be filtered in ISP core routers only. If it is a TCP attack it will be OK with both VPN and Black Lotus solution. However what i have noticed so far - when server was down (attacked) it was responding damn fast to wget with 404 page not found. If responses came from your server not from cloudfire it is pretty obvious that there were no issues with bandwidth at all during the attacks.

Good luck Doc - choose what you will be comfortable with  Smiley





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June 21, 2013, 10:44:48 AM
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In my opinion Black Lotus will not be able to guard your network (bandwidth) usage in case you are victim to UDP due to protocol nature itself. UDP attacks can be filtered in ISP core routers only. If it is a TCP attack it will be OK with both VPN and Black Lotus solution. However what i have noticed so far - when server was down (attacked) it was responding damn fast to wget with 404 page not found. If responses came from your server not from cloudfire it is pretty obvious that there were no issues with bandwidth at all during the attacks.

UDP will be incredibly easy to defend against since my server won't need UDP to function. Upstream could block all UDP traffic, very easy mitigation. Black Lotus fend off attacks every day, they're not noobs. Smiley

The web server was up during the attacks, that must be where you got a quick 404 response from. Trust me the net connection of the mining server was completely saturated.

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June 21, 2013, 10:56:07 AM
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I am heartened by your words doc.
Dont worry I'll find the next few blocks for the team!
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June 21, 2013, 11:07:48 AM
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Doc I will pop up on Irc to discuss it when i (and you) do have time. I feel I  have to stop spamming the topic with FW TCP/UDP and stuff

Thank you very much for your comments.


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June 21, 2013, 11:39:30 AM
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Sorry to ask again but i just want to make sure. Are we from now on protected by black lotus or not yet ?

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June 21, 2013, 12:32:26 PM
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Sorry to ask again but i just want to make sure. Are we from now on protected by black lotus or not yet ?

Yep, that's what the server move was about.

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June 21, 2013, 02:04:43 PM
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Sorry to ask again but i just want to make sure. Are we from now on protected by black lotus or not yet ?

Yep, that's what the server move was about.


Awesome thanks a lot !!
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June 21, 2013, 04:57:09 PM
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I have decided to go with Black Lotus for anti DDoS protection. These guys are expensive, but they are good at what they do.


That is serious investment. I think I'll increase my donation percentage in thanks.

It may not be much now, but when my ASICs arrive, it should help a bit more.

Thanks Doc - you really do care about your mint! Time to show I do too.

I'm wondering if people knew you were now protected by Black Lotus they'd come back.  It would be nice to get hashrate up to decrease variance as I'm an on and off miner.
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June 21, 2013, 07:11:19 PM
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Get ready for the next mint race! https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=240027.0

With sweet prizes from CloudHashing.com, it starts in just 2 days.

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June 21, 2013, 09:01:24 PM
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Get ready for the next mint race! https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=240027.0

With sweet prizes from CloudHashing.com, it starts in just 2 days.

Nice to see a promotion to help retain hashrate. Good luck to everyone!

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June 21, 2013, 10:13:27 PM
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We also need luck !!! Very bad luck even though we have less hashing power than we used to.
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June 21, 2013, 10:18:10 PM
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Yeah those long 90+ CDF blocks are pretty painful to watch with the pool hashrate being reduced. Hopefully with the DDoS issue taken care of, hashrate will come back to the pool over the next couple weeks.
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