Using p2pool is a bit of work, especially with Windows I have done it and thought I spare you all some time helping those out who want to.
I created a quick pack which does the installation for you, right now it includes binaries for litcoin_script and cgminer, this will change in the future.It *should* work, although keep in mind that you are using it at your own risk!
Mining on p2pool has the following advantages:
- resilience against DDOS attacks
- less chance of being scammed by corrupt pool operators
- mined balance shows up as "mined" just like with solo mining
- way cooler than any other way of mining
First you have to make sure you have the right configuration options in your litecoin.conf file:
(It can be found in %AppData%\Litecoin)
Add the following lines to it:
#Those can be anything you like you have to use them again when configuring you miner but you have to write something there.
#It is recommended that you add these too in order to not conflict with bitcoin p2pool or solo mining.
#Finally enable the client to act as daemon/server.
install Python if you not already have it: (use Python2.7 32Bit be sure to check the directory if you are using another) http://www.python.org/download/
install Twisted (dependency required by p2pool)http://twistedmatrix.com/trac/
Next is the package I created. This include some batch files which help you with the process.
setup.bat opens notepad with all the necessary files you need to edit. This includes the mine.bat file which start p2pool and cgminer. Edit the commandline to your liking. It installs the egg for zope-interface and finally it opens the directory where you place the litecoin.conf.
You could drag it over from the included example or edit it yourself. (see above)
Github: you can get it over git or download the zipfilehttps://github.com/ElectricMucus/ltcp2oolscryptpack
current zipfile is also available here:http://www.mediafire.com/?20yx748meykjhx9
Next steps *coming soon*
are optimal if you like to compile p2pool litecoin_scrypt yourself but still recommended (you would have to trust me on the binary)
For those who want to know you need a older version of mingw in order to compile litecoin_scrypt I used: mingw-get-inst-20101030.exe
I will try to automate building cgminer too in the future. (Once I figure it out)
More documentation and a some sore of guide... *coming soon*