I am trying to mine litecoins behind a proxy server in a windows domain environment and thus need to find a pool that accepts minerd connections on port 80. I had read somewhere that pool-x.eu accepts connections from miners on port 80 but I am having some difficulties with that.
I've set my http_proxy variable with my proxy connection details and if I get those wrong I get the expected 407 error, so I know its not that.
However when I try and kick off my miner I just get the following on both ports 80 and 8080 (with valid credentials) - the error indicates to me that I am getting through the proxy but pool-x.au is not accepting the connection?
D:\LC>minerd -r 10 -s 40 --threads 2 --url http://mine.pool-x.eu:8080/
[2012-04-23 08:15:39] 2 miner threads started, using 'scrypt' algorithm.
[2012-04-23 08:15:40] HTTP request failed: The requested URL returned error: 403
[2012-04-23 08:15:40] json_rpc_call failed, retry after 30 seconds
If I try on port 8337 or 8000;
D:\LC>minerd -r 10 -s 40 --threads 2 --url http://mine.pool-x.eu:8337/
[2012-04-23 08:21:08] 2 miner threads started, using 'scrypt' algorithm.
[2012-04-23 08:21:38] HTTP request failed: Operation timed out after 30014 milli
seconds with 0 bytes received
[2012-04-23 08:21:38] json_rpc_call failed, retry after 30 seconds
But I don't expect that to work as ports 8337/8000 is probably not allowed through the proxy anyway.
So I am either doing something silly or my darn computer is (quite possible since this is a windows env which is always a bad start) or something is up with the pool (which is the least likely)