Long time miner/trader etc here, never seen a need for an account here before though
I'm looking at the practicalities of moving my mining over to P2Pool. My current setup is as follows:
-Home PC @ 1.18Ghash/s (2x5970, undervolted & underclocked for minimal power usage)
-Servers (offsite) @ 4.4Ghash/s (3 rigs with 4x5870 cards, undervolted - technically free power as they're at my workplace - these are used for CFD using OpenCL, but in the 20 or so hours per day they're not used for that they're mining
-Mining contracts @ 5Ghash/s (bought last year when BTC prices were more favourable so probably running a loss currently)
At the moment, I mine on slush's pool, abcpool, eligius and BTCGuild PPS (each rig has a different failover order so my hashes are spread around a bit)
Ideally, I'd like to help support the future of bitcoin in the form of P2Pool, but I've been put off by a couple of things:
-Extra software requirement - Fairly easy to install CGminer discreetly on the work PCs and plead ignorance/virus/whatever, yes I know, I'm a terrible person
Also the mining contract systems as far as I understand don't yet support P2Pool.
-Systems using their own local wallet - I want to collect all of my coins in one place like I do currently for the sake of convenience.
-Don't want to forward ports at my home address due to the security requirements of my network.
Basically what I want to do is this:
-Rent a cheap-ish VPS somewhere, Ideally accepting bitcoins since half the reason I'm doing this is to support the community.
-Install P2Pool on the VPS as a proxy, and somehow set it to pay out directly to a payment address on my home PC.
-Direct all of my mining hashpower to the VPS.
Any suggestions on how I might go about doing this? I have jack-all experience in setting up servers unfortunately.