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October 13, 2011, 06:53:44 PM
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I never mined before, let alone participated in a pool.

Can anyone explain how to configure my miner to connect to a Litecoin pool? (I think there's one pool already)

This pool is of course at risk of being DDOSes, so I ask also for instructions on how to setup the miner to solo if the pool is DDOSed/compromised.

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October 15, 2011, 07:24:01 AM
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to mine, whether the pool or solo, first things you need are a client and miner.

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Grab the source: https://github.com/coblee/litecoin
Windows client binary: https://github.com/downloads/coblee/litecoin/litecoin-windows-client-40104.zip


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You can mine the coin by using the default miner in the client. Just put "gen=1" in your litecoin.conf file.
Or you can use a CPU miner. Currently, you must use one of these miners that uses Scrypt:
    https://github.com/Lolcust/Tenebrix-miner
    https://github.com/ArtForz/cpuminer - Fastest but experimental
Here's a compiled binary for Windows:
    https://github.com/downloads/coblee/litecoin/litecoin-windows-miner-10-10-2011.zip

3. litecoin.conf
You need to create a litecoin.conf file
with this content
Code:
testnet=0
server=1
rpcuser=miner
rpcpassword=litecoin

block_nTime=1317972665
block_nNonce=2084524493

#gen=0

#Change this if you want to use a different rpc port for mining
#rpcport=9332

#Only uncomment this if you are running litecoind (not Litecoin QT)
#daemon=1

and save it to
 Windows: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Litecoin
    Win7: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Litecoin
    Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Litecoin
    Unix: ~/.litecoin

4. Mining Solo
 in your windows binary miner, edit the 2threads.bat file to adjust to the number of threads you want to mine with
(Don't put more threads than you have core, think of it as dividing by zero, you house will vanish in a black hole) then run it.

5. pool mining.
Once you have your client, head on over to the http://184.107.145.244/ pool.
signup with your LTC address
edit your mining batch file (2threads.bat from earlier) with the username and info given to you by the pool.
mine
...
profit (slowly)


EDIT edited for typos and general morningness

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October 15, 2011, 02:29:02 PM
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Pool is now at http://litecoinpool.dyndns.org so you can replace the http://184.107.145.244 with the new one Smiley
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October 16, 2011, 05:37:44 AM
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lc.ozco.in is up and running too Cheesy

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October 16, 2011, 06:17:22 AM
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We seem to have a good choice of mining pools for Litecoin now Smiley .  A testimony of its popularity?
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October 17, 2011, 07:42:28 PM
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I'm having trouble getting it to run on a Mac (hey, it's got cores). No problem on my PC.

I Downloaded the Mac Deamon DL from GetHub. Made the Litecoin.conf file as stated above, put it in the right path in the Libraries folder, run minerd and in terminal I get:

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Warning: To use litecoind, you must set rpcpassword=<password>
in the configuration file: /Users/EveryThink/Library/Application Support/Litecoin/litecoin.conf

Also, running the app Litecoin-Qt crashes with this error:
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Dyld Error Message:
  Library not loaded: /opt/local/lib/db48/libdb_cxx-4.8.dylib
  Referenced from: /Users/EveryThink/Downloads/litecoin-mac-client-daemon-50000 2/Litecoin-Qt.app/Contents/MacOS/Litecoin-Qt
  Reason: image not found

Any thoughts?
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November 08, 2011, 09:06:39 PM
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Code:
block_nTime=1317972665
block_nNonce=2084524493

What does that actually do?
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November 08, 2011, 09:15:44 PM
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Code:
block_nTime=1317972665
block_nNonce=2084524493

What does that actually do?


Guess it makes sure you are on real and longest blockchain and not on fork or testnet Smiley
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November 08, 2011, 09:46:15 PM
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Can anyone explain how to configure my miner to connect to a Litecoin pool? (I think there's one pool already)

I think there are (at least) seven pools at the moment:
(Proportional) http://litecoinpool.dyndns.org/
(Proportional) https://lc.ozco.in/
(Proportional) http://coinotron.com/
(PPLNS) http://66.166.64.126:8080/ Elitist Jerks
(PPLNS) http://pool-x.eu/
(PPLNS) http://liteco.in/threads/130-kh-s-distributed-litecoin-pool-using-p2pool.29/
(PPS) http://www.litecoinpool.org/

(Hope I didn't forget anyone!)

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November 08, 2011, 10:20:19 PM
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Code:
block_nTime=1317972665
block_nNonce=2084524493

What does that actually do?


I'm not sure you actually need that anymore, but the release of LiteCoin was scheduled so that everyone could verify the creators were trustworthy and that the chain was not premined by us.

So Coblee held a poll and released those parameters at a predetermined time so everyone could download the client, verify its functionality, and begin use as soon as it was release.  Those two parameters are part of what started up the client on the real chain and not Testnet.

I think they're in the new releases of the client now without further action by you.
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November 08, 2011, 11:46:33 PM
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Can anyone explain how to configure my miner to connect to a Litecoin pool? (I think there's one pool already)

I think there are (at least) seven pools at the moment:
(Proportional) http://litecoinpool.dyndns.org/
(Proportional) https://lc.ozco.in/
(Proportional) http://coinotron.com/
(PPLNS) http://66.166.64.126:8080/ Elitist Jerks
(PPLNS) http://pool-x.eu/
(PPLNS) http://liteco.in/threads/130-kh-s-distributed-litecoin-pool-using-p2pool.29/
(PPS) http://www.litecoinpool.org/

(Hope I didn't forget anyone!)


WOW great list mate ! Really good effort right here. Well done. I think you should make a thread with all the LTC pools so newbies can find them easily etc. !
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November 09, 2011, 11:54:43 AM
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WOW great list mate ! Really good effort right here. Well done. I think you should make a thread with all the LTC pools so newbies can find them easily etc. !

Thank you, but I think a page about this should be created on the Litecoin Wiki instead. There was list of pools in the old wiki, but apparently it disappeared when the wiki was migrated to GitHub.

EDIT: Done! I also added some additional info: https://github.com/coblee/litecoin/wiki/Comparison-of-mining-pools

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November 04, 2012, 11:15:16 AM
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What is actual numer of this:

block_nTime=1317972665
block_nNonce=2084524493

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November 04, 2012, 11:33:57 AM
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What is actual numer of this:

block_nTime=1317972665
block_nNonce=2084524493

??

you don't need that ^

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November 04, 2012, 11:37:34 AM
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WOW great list mate ! Really good effort right here. Well done. I think you should make a thread with all the LTC pools so newbies can find them easily etc. !

Thank you, but I think a page about this should be created on the Litecoin Wiki instead. There was list of pools in the old wiki, but apparently it disappeared when the wiki was migrated to GitHub.

EDIT: Done! I also added some additional info: https://github.com/coblee/litecoin/wiki/Comparison-of-mining-pools

New wiki: http://wiki.litecoin.net/index.php/Comparison_of_mining_pools

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December 30, 2012, 07:42:19 PM
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How come there is a trojan in this download?



https://github.com/downloads/coblee/litecoin/litecoin-windows-miner-10-10-2011.zip

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Do not follow there is a trojan

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December 30, 2012, 10:56:56 PM
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How come there is a trojan in this download?



https://github.com/downloads/coblee/litecoin/litecoin-windows-miner-10-10-2011.zip

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Do not follow there is a trojan
who or what is saying it is a trojan? - false positives are common in av software with mining programs
this is due to mining programs being added to trojan droppers for botnets

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December 31, 2012, 04:48:49 PM
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Kaspersky AntiVirus 2013, found it. It's not found anything in any of the opther miners i have (CGMiner (from different link), ufasoft, guiminer(and by extension i suppose poclbm)).

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