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P2pool is a fully decentralized mining pool that uses peer to peer networking to process blocks and divide work. There are plenty of guides that help more experienced users to install this software on their computers. However not many will go in to easy to follow and understand instructions for the less experienced user. P2pool should be easy to understand and install for everyone to utilize and bring the true meaning of Litecoins and bitcoins as a decentralized currency.

I get very frustrated following all the steps and for some reason it does not work (usually my fault for not knowing exactly what the person meant) so I decided that the best way is to actually do this is by putting up easy to understand screen captures that show exactly every step of the way.

I would like to thank SUPA for his great guide, as it did help me a great deal filling in things I missed elsewhere. So I will take his links and expand them to this guide. This will be a Windows 32bit version install for p2pool miner client.

I assume you all have the Litecoin wallet installed if not, install it now. It will take time to download the full blockchain. Be sure to have it before you run p2pool.

Here we go

1 You need a WINRAR program to unzip them in a folder. The Winrar unzip program has a right click menu feature which helps unzip the zipped file into an easy quick folder next to the file. I like functions like this to make things simply easy and a great deal quicker than going through a menu from a GUI. I have placed a link below so you can get one too.


http://www.win-rar.com/download.html?&L=0




2 There are 64 bit OS's out there. If your not sure which one you you have then you most likely have a 32bit. Now go ahead and download the programs below and place them on your desktop. It will be easier to work with them all in one place.

P2pool
http://u.forre.st/u/rliakpxs/p2pool_win32_11.2.zip
http://u.forre.st/u/jlowtmzq/p2pool_win32_11.4.zip Version 11.4 updated

Python version 2.7 2.7v 32bit
http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.7.3/python-2.7.3.msi

Twisted 2.7v 32bit
http://twistedmatrix.com/Releases/Twisted/12.3/Twisted-12.3.0.win32-py2.7.exe

Zope.Interface 32bit
https://pypi.python.org/packages/2.7/z/zope.interface/zope.interface-3.8.0.win32-py2.7.exe#md5=ddb6ff27c106ca39d9f03402a3bcb2a1

Scryptminer GUI_r10 This will be your CPU miner
http://www.mediafire.com/?0g2wi33437dawbs
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=62414.0


When your done you should have them on your desktop.



3 We right click the P2pool zipped folder and select [Extract to p2pool_win32_11.2\] from the menu.





Now we go find the extracted folder (should be somewhere on your desktop) and go into it and find the file called run_p2pool. Once you found it right click it then [send to] and then [Desktop (create shortcut)] from those menus.





4 Ok we now should also see a new shortcut that points to the file in the folder we were just in. Now we want to right click the newly created short cut called run_p2pool and go to [Properties]. We are going to edit the target box to have p2pool work as a litecoin pool server.





5 In the target box you add  --net litecoin  at the end of whats written in that box see picture below. Apply the changes and press OK. See the screen shot below. Make sure there are 2 dashes before the net litecoin.





6 Now we do the same for Scryptminer GUI_r10 by right clicking the zip folder and selecting [extract to Scryptminer GUI_r10\]. After all we will be needing a miner to work out the hashes to communicate with the p2pool server. The difference here is we will not be going into the properties to add anything.

7 Again we open the newly created folder and find the file called Scryptminer and right click it and create a shortcut and send to the desktop.

8 Left click the shortcut and wait for it to load. Fill in the text boxes with the instructions I have added below. RPC Server and the port have to be exactly as shown below. The user and password are up to you to decide.

Threads = Put the number or cores your cpu has
RPC Server = http://127.0.0.1 or URL
Username = Choose a username (This will be located in P2Pool statics page as a miner. See note below.)
Password = Choose a long password (won't need to remember it) (eg. 1gl7yPnB56xYxXS9g8rWxKFdam9Pplq)
Port = This needs to be 9327 (Communicates with P2pool network)


NOTE: The user and password is not a real issue to p2pool because p2pool uses your receiving address in your wallet to forward your payments.

A strong password is always a good idea however your not required to remember it so a series of numbers or leters can be used.
What ever you put as a username will show up here Book mark this link in your browser >>>   http://127.0.0.1:9327/static/  <<< .

When P2pool server is running visit your bookmarked link, go into the Graphs section and you will find the name of the USER you selected here as a unique miner along with any other miner connected to your P2pool server.

This will be comparably similar to running a pool that you operate locally on your LAN (Local Access Network 127.0.0.1). Now this could be expanded on to run as a NODE to allow your p2pool server to accept other computers outside your local access network (LAN) but that will not be the extent of what we are trying to accomplish here. However it can be done as a more expert user and the information can be located to expand this elsewhere to adjust p2pool to perform as larger public pool. I will not include instruction for that on this guide.


When that is done shut down the program and start it again and confirm that the info has remained. Then close it again. See illustration below




9 Find the program on your desktop called Python-2.7.3 and install it. Follow the instructions

10 Find the program called Twisted-12.3.0.win32-py2.7 and install it.

11 Find the program called Zope.interface-3.8.0.win32-py2.7 and install it.

12 Ok now we need to create the file called litecoin.conf and if you have never done this I'll show you where and how to do it. We need this file in a folder that is usually hidden. We need the file there to have the file available globally.

A) Click start button and type in the text box    %appdata%  after a second of searching a folder will appear called Roaming. See picture below. Enter that folder and find the Litecoin folder and enter that folder as well.

For Windows XP users the Litecoin folder is directly located in "C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data"  Thanks to Carnth and Foxcoin





B) Ok now we right click and create a new text document file and open it so we can edit it.




C)  Copy and paste the lines below into the newly created text file.


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rpcuser=user
rpcpassword=password
rpcallowip=127.0.0.1
rpcport=10332
port=10333
server=1




D) We now can save the file named as litecoin.conf by selecting it as all files. This is a crucial step. By selecting all files you are enabling the file to be saved with the extension .conf.

See screen capture below


NOTE :Locate the file and make sure it is saved correctly. Before you continue

We want it saved as litecoin.conf. We don't want the file saved as litecoin.conf.txt (which is incorrect)



13 Ok now close down your Litecoin wallet and load it back up again. While the litecoin wallet loads it will be reading the newly created litecoin.conf file. As we have instructed it to have it be running in a server mode. Along with specific user and password information that the p2pool server and your wallet will be accepting to communicate. This will also be used to show statistics in your browser along with passing you payments to the address located in your wallet. Nifty eh? :o

14 Now we double click the run_p2pool - Shortcut on your desktop and wait for the loading of the shares and it successfully connects.

15 Double click Scryptminer - Shortcut and click the Start mining button at the top.



16) Refer back to step 8 as it should be already stored but just double check to make sure all is correct as far as the RPC Server and Port is concerned.

RPC Server = http://127.0.0.1
Username = whatever you want
Password = whatever you want
Port = 9327


NOTE: --threads = number of cores in your CPU.

                    eg. --threads 2 (for Intel Atom Processor N450 [1.66GHz] which is a dual core
                          --threads 6 (AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1045T Processor [2.97GHz] is a 6 core





Then press the button [Start Mining]

Thats it!

Note: the P2pool program along with the Litecoin wallet and its complete block chain needs to be loaded and running before the miner is started.

Now that's just using your CPU in order to use other devices such as GPU's and FPGA's you will need other types of mining programs and they have instructions on their use. However the fields inputs are the same.


Note: P2pool pays you directly to your wallet. It automatically enters a receiving address for you if you don't have one already and forwards payments directly to you over time. To put it simply, as the network of peers pass shares to one an other they confirm transactions of payments and that usually requires 120 confirmations. So be patient.









Using Minerd.exe

Minerd.exe is the DOS program that is required by Scryptminer to work. It is located in the same unzipped folder as Scryptminer.

You can say Scryptminer is the GUI (Graphic User Interface) for minerd.exe. It passes the arguments to minerd.exe and saves all inputted information to a file called easyminer.conf on shutdown. Easyminer.conf is loaded at the start up of Scryptminer so you don't have to re-apply all the information every time you start the program again. We will next make a shortcut of minerd.exe and send it to the desktop where we will edit it after.

Below I have screen captured the process on how you can use the minerd.exe program and bypass Scryptminer.   




Now we add the arguments in the illustration below to the end of what is written in the target text box. I have also screen captured the output of minerd.exe to show you the arguments available for use and their syntax. To help you I have put it here for easy copy and paste.

NOTE: --threads = number of cores in your CPU.

                    eg. --threads 2 (for Intel Atom Processor N450 [1.66GHz] which is a dual core
                          --threads 6 (AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1045T Processor [2.97GHz] is a 6 core

To find out how many cores you have open taskmanager on the performance tab. that will show you. I'm sure most of you know how many cores you have.


--threads 2 --scantime 4 --url http://127.0.0.1:9327/ --userpass user:pass



Just like scryptminer, minerd.exe should be run after P2pool shares are fully loaded. See below illustration.



When you see this run the newly created minerd.exe short on your desktop and it should begin to look like this. Hopefully with more hashes. See below



Useful Information

Bookmark this link in your browser to give you statistics on your mining progress. (Thanks to shyliar)
http://127.0.0.1:9327/static/

Bookmark this in your browser for global stats on the network as a whole. Gives out payments to top contributors and confirmation info.
http://p2pool.info/

P2pool Wiki Page
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/P2Pool





Optional arguments:

  -h, --help            show this help message and exit

  --version             show program's version number and exit

  --net litecoin user password (this tells the software what network to talk to...because the same software can talk to the bitcoin p2pool network if you were mining bitcoin)
                      user (thats the user name in your litecoin.conf file)
                      password (thats the big giant password you made in your litecoin.conf for security something like XXCCFFgw2u367ryehfvv3vh3hCCCCC112f)

  --testnet             use the network's testnet

  --debug               enable debugging mode


  --address LiT5T2PwFnGFrMA2MqCeh1AkveSQb2QJFf (That is specifying a wallet address that is not in your local wallet...somewhere else like my laptop in the example above....now remember to change the wallet address from what I've shown otherwise you'll be sending me some coin....well...on second though maybe leave it that way for the first two hours  8) ). -shyliar

  --datadir DATADIR     store data in this directory (default: <directory
                        run_p2pool.py is in>/data)

  --logfile LOGFILE     log to this file (default: data/<NET>/log)

  --merged MERGED_URLS  call getauxblock on this url to get work for merged
                        mining (example:
                        http://ncuser:[email protected]:10332/)

  --give-author DONATION_PERCENTAGE
                        donate this percentage of work towards the development
                        of p2pool (default: 1.0)

  --iocp                use Windows IOCP API in order to avoid errors due to
                        large number of sockets being open

  --irc-announce        announce any blocks found on
                        irc://irc.freenode.net/#p2pool

  --no-bugreport        disable submitting caught exceptions to the author

  --disable-upnp        don't attempt to use UPnP to forward p2pool's P2P port
                        from the Internet to this computer

P2pool interface:

  --p2pool-port PORT    use port PORT to listen for connections (forward this
                        port from your router!) (default: bitcoin:9333,
                        litecoin:9338, terracoin:9323)

 -n ADDR[:PORT], --p2pool-node ADDR[:PORT]
                        connect to existing p2pool node at ADDR listening on
                        port PORT (defaults to default p2pool P2P port) in
                        addition to builtin addresses

  --max-conns CONNS     maximum incoming connections (default: 40)

  --outgoing-conns CONNS
                        outgoing connections (default: 6)

Worker interface:

 -w PORT or ADDR:PORT, --worker-port PORT or ADDR:PORT
                        listen on PORT on interface with ADDR for RPC
                        connections from miners (default: all interfaces,
                        bitcoin:9332, litecoin:9327, terracoin:9322)

  -f FEE_PERCENTAGE, --fee FEE_PERCENTAGE
                        charge workers mining to their own bitcoin address (by
                        setting their miner's username to a bitcoin address)
                        this percentage fee to mine on your p2pool instance.
                        Amount displayed at http://127.0.0.1:WORKER_PORT/fee
                        (default: 0)

NOTE

I guess most people miss this as p2pool loads however 1% does go towards the development of p2pool. I wanted this to be in full disclosure.




Using the P2pool Static Webpage

We first need to visit the bookmarked page http://127.0.0.1:9327/static/. If you have not bookmarked it yet do it now. Highlight the address your P2pool server forwards payments to and copy it.



You can either go through the menu of your browser to find the "find on this page" Option or press ctrl+F. We need to find your address in the list of addresses that have received a share of the found block payout. After a successful search click on the link named after your address.

Note: This will only be possible after a successful payout. After all your address needs to be found in the list of recipients that have received a payment from the block found.





Now this is also a great page to bookmark and revisit from anywhere you have access to the internet. You can now check on your wallet values away from the computer.




LTC:  LdZqhPVYdvSgLdcCSfxY82eNyHQFiyGuNX
« Last Edit: February 09, 2014, 03:10:06 AM by Sy »

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Re: P2pool [Step by Step] Install with pictures [Windows]
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 06:26:31 PM »
Might want to add:

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http://127.0.0.1:9327/static/
for pool info and your personal stats.


Additionally for multiple rigs:

Reserve the ip address for your rig with wallet and p2pool running on your router. Then when configuring miners on other rigs use the ip address of that main rig and replace 127.0.0.1 with that ip address when configuring your miner.
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Re: P2pool [Step by Step] Install with pictures [Windows]
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2013, 09:42:44 PM »
Might want to add:

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http://127.0.0.1:9327/static/
for pool info and your personal stats.


Additionally for multiple rigs:

Reserve the ip address for your rig with wallet and p2pool running on your router. Then when configuring miners on other rigs use the ip address of that main rig and replace 127.0.0.1 with that ip address when configuring your miner.


That will have to be done with minerd in command line. Right? To be honest here I'm not exactly sure what you mean there.

I'll add instructions on that through a command line use when I've done some more studying. I just wanted to make it easier by putting the info out in a way less computer knowledgeable people could understand.

Most guides tailor to more experienced persons.

 

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Re: P2pool [Step by Step] Install with pictures [Windows]
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 10:53:40 PM »
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http://127.0.0.1:9327/static/
I mean insert that in your browser (firefox, google chrome or explorer) in the address bar (that white box at the top) to look at the graphs and pool information.

Additionally for multiple rigs:

Reserve the ip address for your rig with wallet and p2pool running on your router. Then when configuring miners on other rigs use the ip address of that main rig and replace 127.0.0.1 with that ip address when configuring your miner.

And from the guide above where it shows scryptminer GUI the 127.0.0.1 represents the local node (or your main rig). Its the internal ip address used to pass information in a stand alone computer (one of many ways it can be done). It tells your miner where to talk too (the local computer) and the port says who to talk to (p2pool.exe software), because the p2pool software listens at that port.

Well if you have a second computer and don't want to load another wallet and p2pool software. That second computer needs to be able to talk to the first. It needs an ip address to do that (where to talk too). For the second computer to talk to the first....it needs that number. So in the miner you don't enter the ip address of 127.0.0.1 because that is not where the wallet and p2pool software is. It's at the first computer. You enter the first computers address. The port remains the same because your talking to the p2pool software.

Your router at home assigns each computer a address....that way it can keep track of where to send information to. The odd things about routers is they usually only lease the address out (like a loan). That address might change in the future. It might lease it out to your friends laptop when he's visiting for example. Most routers though can be configured to researve a IP address for a particular computer. So if you have software on one computer that always wants to talk to other software on a second computer you don't want that IP address changing. Imagine if your friends phone number  changed every two weeks. Hard to keep in touch. So it's important to configure the router to give your computer the same address.

At my house I have 6 computers and 3 laptops....I reserve the IP addresses for them all. I also have a couple Apple TV devices to run my televisions. I researve there to because sometimes I need to load new software on them from one of my other computers. (Note: Multiple kids here and business equipment...I'm not really a nerd  8) )

And never feel bad about not knowing something. In the work I do I'm considered an expert by some. The thing about being an expert is it helps you identify what you don't know and you learn to look that up or read a manual what ever is needed. Seems to me anyone who admits they don't know and trys to find out is on their way to being a future expert.
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Re: P2pool [Step by Step] Install with pictures [Windows]
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 11:01:33 PM »
oops...
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Re: P2pool [Step by Step] Install with pictures [Windows]
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 12:30:31 AM »
Code: [Select]
http://127.0.0.1:9327/static/
I mean insert that in your browser (firefox, google chrome or explorer) in the address bar (that white box at the top) to look at the graphs and pool information.

Additionally for multiple rigs:

Reserve the ip address for your rig with wallet and p2pool running on your router. Then when configuring miners on other rigs use the ip address of that main rig and replace 127.0.0.1 with that ip address when configuring your miner.

And from the guide above where it shows scryptminer GUI the 127.0.0.1 represents the local node (or your main rig). Its the internal ip address used to pass information in a stand alone computer (one of many ways it can be done). It tells your miner where to talk too (the local computer) and the port says who to talk to (p2pool.exe software), because the p2pool software listens at that port.

Well if you have a second computer and don't want to load another wallet and p2pool software. That second computer needs to be able to talk to the first. It needs an ip address to do that (where to talk too). For the second computer to talk to the first....it needs that number. So in the miner you don't enter the ip address of 127.0.0.1 because that is not where the wallet and p2pool software is. It's at the first computer. You enter the first computers address. The port remains the same because your talking to the p2pool software.

Your router at home assigns each computer a address....that way it can keep track of where to send information to. The odd things about routers is they usually only lease the address out (like a loan). That address might change in the future. It might lease it out to your friends laptop when he's visiting for example. Most routers though can be configured to researve a IP address for a particular computer. So if you have software on one computer that always wants to talk to other software on a second computer you don't want that IP address changing. Imagine if your friends phone number  changed every two weeks. Hard to keep in touch. So it's important to configure the router to give your computer the same address.

At my house I have 6 computers and 3 laptops....I reserve the IP addresses for them all. I also have a couple Apple TV devices to run my televisions. I researve there to because sometimes I need to load new software on them from one of my other computers. (Note: Multiple kids here and business equipment...I'm not really a nerd  8) )

And never feel bad about not knowing something. In the work I do I'm considered an expert by some. The thing about being an expert is it helps you identify what you don't know and you learn to look that up or read a manual what ever is needed. Seems to me anyone who admits they don't know and trys to find out is on their way to being a future expert.

Yea that is a bit advanced for me but I will look into that when I accumulate more computers. At least computers worthy of hashing on. As for the browse use that is new info for me. I'll add that to my post
 

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Re: P2pool [Step by Step] Install with pictures [Windows]
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2013, 11:30:12 PM »
Thought I might add this as well. You don't need to have your litecoins mined put into the local wallet. The software for p2pool has an option to send the coins to a different address. In my case my rigs are located in the basement and I really don't like spending to much time anywhere near them (they run hot). I do like to be upstairs on my laptop playing poker online (My apologys to you Americans I know you lack the freedom to play on alot of these poker websites...In Canada our government gives us free choice). So I have a second wallet on my laptop and the coins get deposited there automatically from the p2pool network even though my rigs are doing the work using the local wallet as a server.

C:\p2pool\run_p2pool.exe --net litecoin user password --address LiT5T2PwFnGFrMA2MqCeh1AkveSQb2QJFf

If you check the guide above you'll see the shortcut for opening the p2pool software. In the target the following is added.

--net litecoin (this tells the software what network to talk to...because the same software can talk to the bitcoin p2pool network if you were mining bitcoin)
user (thats the user name in your litecoin.conf file)
password (thats the big giant password you made in your litecoin.conf for security something like XXCCFFgw2u367ryehfvv3vh3hCCCCC112f)
--address LiT5T2PwFnGFrMA2MqCeh1AkveSQb2QJFf (That is specifying a wallet address that is not in your local wallet...somewhere else like my laptop in the example above....now remember to change the wallet address from what I've shown otherwise you'll be sending me some coin....well...on second though maybe leave it that way for the first two hours  8) ).

Note: Also in the target above it shows C:\p2pool\run_p2pool.exe yours might not be the same. I put my software in a directory on c: drive called p2pool and thats why my path is C:\p2pool\run_p2pool.exe. Yours may be different depending where you put the file. In the original example the file was on someguy named buddy's desktop. Myself...I like a nice clean desktop and put very little on it.
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Re: P2pool [Step by Step] Install with pictures [Windows]
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2013, 09:29:52 AM »
That is great! Now I don't have to run to the garage. That damp COLD garage.

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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2013, 08:35:55 PM »
thank you soooooooo much  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Re: P2pool [Step by Step] Install with pictures [Windows]
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2013, 08:55:57 PM »
Awesome thread.
Stickied.

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Re: P2pool [Step by Step] Install with pictures [Windows]
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2013, 04:42:12 PM »
Another detail that might need a little clarification for some:

The user name and password in your miner can be anything (but don't use the one you put in your litecoin.conf file). Your miner could be cgminer, reaper or any other miner software you use.

The reason for this is the p2pool software doesn't really care. It's willing to talk to any miner (More friendly then your ordinary pool). It does use the information to keep track of which miner it is talking to (when you have multiple rigs and only one instance of p2pool running).

You do want to make sure each rig uses a different user name though (for example RigOne, RigTwo...ect). Then when you look at your performance graphs it will have graphs labled for each individual rig.
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Re: P2pool [Step by Step] Install with pictures [Windows]
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2013, 01:19:53 AM »
Hey shyliar I hope you don't mind if I add those bits of info to my main post. I think it would be easier for others to find them if there all in one place. You know instead of searching down the thread.

As for the other people thank you for the kind words.

Yay my first sticky thread ;D

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Re: P2pool [Step by Step] Install with pictures [Windows]
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2013, 02:01:26 AM »
No I don't mind at all....It really is better if it's easy to find.

And what do you think of our luck since the difficulty change? I received 81 coins in the last 24 hours and my hashrate should have given me 65. I like luck like that.

I modified the following to represent our actual hash rate:

https://github.com/litecoin-project/litecoin/wiki/Comparison-of-mining-pools
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Re: P2pool [Step by Step] Install with pictures [Windows]
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2013, 01:50:09 PM »
Some more information merging two points from above:

I had mentioned you could enter the following in your web browser to see the details of the pool and your local stats:

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http://127.0.0.1:9327/static/
I had also mentioned that my rigs were in the basement and I didn't really feel like going down there all the time and I wrote about reserving a network IP address of your main rig..the one you have the p2pool software on. Also you only need one rig for this information to be useful.

So you can enter the following in a browser from any computer in the house:

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http://192.168.0.5:9327/static/
Where:

192.168.0.5 is the IP address of the rig with the p2pool software on it. Your Ip address will be different. It will be the one you should have reserved for your miner at your router.

9327 is the port at your rig that the p2p software is listening to.

/static/ is the path relative to the location of the p2pool software on your rig to the location of the html type code that displays your stats. (What I mean here is the p2pool software already knows what directory it's in....so your just passing it the information of the sub-directory and index.htm). If you don't get what I mean try re-naming the staic directory where your p2pool software is to something else. Maybe "mytest". afterwards instead of entering the word static in your browser as shown above use mytest. Your pool stats show up just like before. That's why it's important to always pay attention to the structure of everything you do in a computer.

So thats it. Now you can build your rig and never visit it.

Note: If the above doesn't work for you it's because you have a network problem. Do make sure that you've actually taken the time to set up a home network and each computer is a member of it.

I also have logmein remote software and I can actually check my rigs from anywhere in the world. My job takes me everywhere so that's a great feature (and it's free). You could use something like logmein to show your friends your rig from their house, or check on it with your smart phone (I don't have one I find them to complicated) or if you travel. Also you can use logmein to access your rig from anywhere in the house. I don't even have monitors, mice or keyboards attached to my rigs.

Look here: https://secure.logmein.com/

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Re: P2pool [Step by Step] Install with pictures [Windows]
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2013, 03:05:57 AM »
i done almost all steps, but when i am doing the number 5 when i am applying for the changes it give me an error message.  error with the sortcut. make sure that the path and file name are correct...
what i am doing wrong please help me
« Last Edit: March 26, 2013, 03:36:20 AM by john_nalpa »