Author Topic: cgminer.conf setup to battle the scrypt kiddies/DDos  (Read 1500 times)

Offline shyliar

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cgminer.conf setup to battle the scrypt kiddies/DDos
« on: April 04, 2013, 03:57:32 PM »
The following is to help inexperince users avoid pool problems during an attack.

I thought I might add this thread with the large number of scrypt kiddies who are moving from pool to pool shutting down operations with their DDos attacks. This works on bfgminer as well. The idea is to setup a number of different pools for your miner to failover to.

First to add a pool when you run your miner:

Press p (p means you want to configure pools)
Press a (a means you want to add a pool)
Enter the pool address and port e.g. eu-pool.give-me-ltc.com:8080
Enter your username e.g. iamaminer
Enter your password e.g. mysecret

Repeat above for additional pools.

Press key to escape (I use space bar)

Secondly to save a cgminer.conf file when you run your miner:

Press s
Press w
Press enter
Press any key (space bar) to escape back to normal display

Note: Once you've saved cgminer.conf you don't need to type in any commands or use a bat file to open cgminer. all the configuration information needed is in there and you can modify it in there with a text editor such as notepad.

Example result of above in pools section of conf file:

{
"pools" : [
   {
      "url" : "http://newlcs.ozco.in:9327",
      "user" : "username",
      "pass" : "password"
   },
   {
      {
      "url" : "http://ltc.kattarer.com:8080",
      "user" : "username",
      "pass" : "password"
   },
            {
      "url" : "http://stratum.givemeltc.com:8080
      "user" : "username",
      "pass" : "password"
   }
   
]
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« Last Edit: May 13, 2013, 11:45:39 PM by shyliar »
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Re: cgminer.conf setup to battle the scrypt kiddies
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 11:17:07 PM »
Since the children are active again.
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Re: cgminer.conf setup to battle the scrypt kiddies/DDos
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 07:25:37 AM »
I preferred your old sig.