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August 11, 2014, 06:30:42 AM
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Hi, I have read about how to download the bitcoin client and setup a node for mining with P2Pool.

I have been mining all way with through with pools, so not too confident and not sure if I've misunderstood this.

Are these the steps to set it up?:

1. download Bitcoin Core (
2. update Bitcoin Core
3. download P2Pool files, and modify the Bitcoin Core files according to what p2pool.in says
4. run P2Pool and Bitcoin Core together

5. run my miners, point to my own IP address, with worker as my wallet address ....


Is that it?  So I will kinda like need my own IP address, and start my own website / pool node? .... Is there more convenient and safe ways?

I have tested with P2Pool.org, and that seems quite convenient. 2% fee.  However I see only a very small portion of P2Pool users on P2Pool.org.  I wonder, are the remaining bulk of P2Pool users managing their own nodes, or are there other major nodes out there?
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August 11, 2014, 10:42:40 AM
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Greetings & welcome to the p2pool family,

P2pool.org is just a guy running his own nodes for various coins with a fee, there are many people running nodes without a fee - use these links to find one near you (use one with the lowest ping time):

http://p2pool-nodes.info/

Here's a guide to help you get started if you're using Ubuntu:

http://bitcoin.kyros.info/

There's no need to alter any Bitcoin files (apart from .conf file of course), that's for fine tuning only & I've never found it to be of any benefit personally - keep everything standard to start with & see how you get on. Make sure Bitcoin client has downloaded the entire blockchain before starting p2pool - very important.

Hope this helps you get started - the p2pool thread is a great place to get info, pop by any time (it's being trolled at the moment - just click the ignore button under it's name  Wink)

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August 11, 2014, 05:33:54 PM
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You can try reading this thread and posting questions here

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=153232.0

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August 13, 2014, 01:09:14 PM
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Greetings & welcome to the p2pool family,

P2pool.org is just a guy running his own nodes for various coins with a fee, there are many people running nodes without a fee - use these links to find one near you (use one with the lowest ping time):

http://p2pool-nodes.info/

Here's a guide to help you get started if you're using Ubuntu:

http://bitcoin.kyros.info/

There's no need to alter any Bitcoin files (apart from .conf file of course), that's for fine tuning only & I've never found it to be of any benefit personally - keep everything standard to start with & see how you get on. Make sure Bitcoin client has downloaded the entire blockchain before starting p2pool - very important.

Hope this helps you get started - the p2pool thread is a great place to get info, pop by any time (it's being trolled at the moment - just click the ignore button under it's name  Wink)

Peace  Smiley

What will happen if I started p2pool before completing the blockchain??
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August 14, 2014, 06:04:25 PM
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Greetings & welcome to the p2pool family,

P2pool.org is just a guy running his own nodes for various coins with a fee, there are many people running nodes without a fee - use these links to find one near you (use one with the lowest ping time):

http://p2pool-nodes.info/

Here's a guide to help you get started if you're using Ubuntu:

http://bitcoin.kyros.info/

There's no need to alter any Bitcoin files (apart from .conf file of course), that's for fine tuning only & I've never found it to be of any benefit personally - keep everything standard to start with & see how you get on. Make sure Bitcoin client has downloaded the entire blockchain before starting p2pool - very important.

Hope this helps you get started - the p2pool thread is a great place to get info, pop by any time (it's being trolled at the moment - just click the ignore button under it's name  Wink)

Peace  Smiley

What will happen if I started p2pool before completing the blockchain??
Total chaos.  Cats and dogs living together kind of stuff.  You've probably knocked the earth off its orbital path.

Ok - I was kidding.  Nothing that catastrophic happens.  If you start p2pool prior to the blockchain completing, the node will throw errors stating that the blockchain has not finished downloading.  You won't be able to mine until everything is synchronized.

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August 15, 2014, 01:58:29 AM
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Thunderbolts & lightening - very very frightening...... Shocked

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August 22, 2014, 06:47:37 AM
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Hi, I have read about how to download the bitcoin client and setup a node for mining with P2Pool.

I have been mining all way with through with pools, so not too confident and not sure if I've misunderstood this.

Are these the steps to set it up?:

1. download Bitcoin Core (
2. update Bitcoin Core
3. download P2Pool files, and modify the Bitcoin Core files according to what p2pool.in says
4. run P2Pool and Bitcoin Core together

5. run my miners, point to my own IP address, with worker as my wallet address ....


Is that it?  So I will kinda like need my own IP address, and start my own website / pool node? .... Is there more convenient and safe ways?

I have tested with P2Pool.org, and that seems quite convenient. 2% fee.  However I see only a very small portion of P2Pool users on P2Pool.org.  I wonder, are the remaining bulk of P2Pool users managing their own nodes, or are there other major nodes out there?

1. Ensure bitcoin core is fully sync
2. Bitcoin.conf setup as instructed at p2pool.in is required
3. After bitcoin core is fully sync and p2pool software is preconfigured, start bitcoin core then p2pool.
4. If you are mining at home just for yourself (bitcoin core + p2pool on your home pc), point your miners to 127.0.0.1:9332. Also port forward 8333 (bitcoin core) and 9333 (p2pool) in your router to ensure proper running.
5. If you're setting up a public p2pool node, then static ip is required.

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August 22, 2014, 12:01:49 PM
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Hi, I have read about how to download the bitcoin client and setup a node for mining with P2Pool.

I have been mining all way with through with pools, so not too confident and not sure if I've misunderstood this.

Are these the steps to set it up?:

1. download Bitcoin Core (
2. update Bitcoin Core
3. download P2Pool files, and modify the Bitcoin Core files according to what p2pool.in says
4. run P2Pool and Bitcoin Core together

5. run my miners, point to my own IP address, with worker as my wallet address ....


Is that it?  So I will kinda like need my own IP address, and start my own website / pool node? .... Is there more convenient and safe ways?

I have tested with P2Pool.org, and that seems quite convenient. 2% fee.  However I see only a very small portion of P2Pool users on P2Pool.org.  I wonder, are the remaining bulk of P2Pool users managing their own nodes, or are there other major nodes out there?

1. Ensure bitcoin core is fully sync
2. Bitcoin.conf setup as instructed at p2pool.in is required
3. After bitcoin core is fully sync and p2pool software is preconfigured, start bitcoin core then p2pool.
4. If you are mining at home just for yourself (bitcoin core + p2pool on your home pc), point your miners to 127.0.0.1:9332. Also port forward 8333 (bitcoin core) and 9333 (p2pool) in your router to ensure proper running.
5. If you're setting up a public p2pool node, then static ip is required.
Adjust number 4 to read:

If you are mining at home just for yourself (bitcoin core + p2pool on your home pc), point your miners to the IP address of the computer running p2pool.

Only forward ports 8333 and 9333 if you've got a lot of bandwidth and no caps on traffic.  Forwarding those two ports means people will be using your computer to download the blockchain and the share chain (think of it like seeding a torrent).

Jonny's Pool - Mine with us and help us grow!  Support a pool that supports Bitcoin, not a hardware manufacturer's pockets!  No SPV cheats.  No empty blocks.
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